Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent community survey. The results of the survey will guide the staff and Board of Trustees in making improvements that will add value to your experience with us. We appreciate the time you took to tell us about what is important to you. We are aware that technology is ever changing, but our commitment to providing you great service in a comfortable environment of learning, reading, studying, growing, and relaxing will not change. This blog post will expand upon the article in the September – December issue of Discover Your Library.
We already are in the process of improving the Library’s inadequate parking, which currently is short approximately 30 spaces for the existing building. The Board of Trustees has voted to construct an interim parking lot in the area south of Walnut Avenue. The St. Charles City Council recently approved the rezoning of the Library property so this project may proceed. The interim parking will be constructed with reserve funds, and the St. Charles Public Library Foundation Board has generously offered to fund landscaping for the new lot. The hope is that approximately 40 additional parking spaces will be available by year end or certainly by next spring.
In the hope of an improved economy, after listening to your comments, with experience and knowledge gained from last November and with an ever vigilant eye on both technology and the needs of this community, the Board of Trustees has voted to seek a referendum again in February of 2013. More details on the Board’s decision will be forthcoming in future issues of Discover Your Library and at www.stcharleslibrary.org.
Victoria Haines, President
St. Charles Public Library Board of Trustees