November - December, 2014
Gail Borden Public Library District
What Does Gail Borden Public Library’s Referendum Question on November 4, 2014 Mean to You? On Election Day, November 4, 2014, a small number of residents who live within the library’s current western boundaries and do not have public library service will be asked a referendum question. The question (see page 2) will ask them whether they want to join the Gail Borden Public Library District. This same question will also be asked of current library district members. It is important to remember that this referendum will not impact the taxes of current library members.
Open Now Through January, 2015 Main Library See 13 world-famous landmarks as you’ve never seen them before—built entirely of LEGOs®! LEGO® Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker has re-created Fallingwater, 7 South Dearborn, Chicago Spire, John Hancock Center, Marina City, Willis Tower, Trump Tower, Burj Khalifa, Empire State Building, St. Louis Arch, TransAmerica Building, Jin Mao Tower and one of the World Trade Center towers. This exhibit is sponsored by the Gail Borden Public Library Foundation and Judson University.
Kickoff for Discovery 2015 STEM Exposition (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Rakow Branch November 5 Page 8 Main Library November 11 Page 3
Elgin Home for the Holidays Kickoff
If the unserved people vote yes and the current residents vote yes on November 4 (votes are counted by precinct), these people will become members of the Library District and will have the same privileges available to them as those available to the current members. These prospective members have been provided with a complimentary card for the past 6 months to experience library services as well as informational materials.
Saturday, November 8 Page 3
Ecker Center Festival of Trees November 2 – 14 Page 3
Why a Geographic Referendum? The Gail Borden Public Library District Board of Trustees made the decision to invite unserved people living within the Gail Borden Public Library District boundaries to become members of the library district to take advantage of the educational impact public library services have on students and lifelong learning. Public libraries play a major role in helping children to read. Numerous studies show a strong correlation between success in school and library usage. A little more than half of the students and households within the geographic referendum area do not have access to a public library (see map on page 2).
Keep Your Elgin Dollars Home for the Holidays
Look inside for special offers from local businesses. Receive a discount from participating merchants when you show your Gail Borden Library Card during November. It’s a way to support local businesses and literacy at the same time! In partnership with Hagg Press, the City of Elgin, the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Elgin Downtown Neighborhood Association.
THE GAIL BORDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT NEWSLETTER IS PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY
ISSUE NO. 2014-06
NOVEMBER 1, 2014