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Lemont Library moves ahead with renovation referendum

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 7:55 p.m. CDT

LEMONT – The Lemont Public Library District Board of Trustees voted to submit a referendum question on the November election ballot asking voters to fund a $2.8 million renovation project.

The question on the ballot would read “Shall the Lemont Public Library District, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, repair, remodel and improve, furnish necessary equipment and acquire electronic data storage and retrieval facilities for, build an addition to and improve the site of the existing library, building and issue its bonds to the amount of $2,800,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?”

A public hearing on the renovation project will be held during the Oct. 9 library board meeting. The board will also determine the financing of the project during the meeting.

Besides updating equipment, the renovation project includes the addition of a new meeting room near the front of the library and reorganizing the existing space to allow for more quiet reading areas.

The question now must be approved by Cook County before it is officially added to the ballot.

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