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Fox River Grove library to unveil improvements with celebration

Family-friendly event is Oct. 20

The Fox River Grove Memorial Library has reopened after completing extensive renovations.

Library trustees and staff invite the public to a grand reopening celebration Oct. 20 at the library. Family-friendly festivities will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., including a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

The upgrades to the facility required no additional funds from patrons. Improvements include a modernized elevator, new paint and carpet throughout, a family restroom on the upper floor that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, safety improvements in Youth Services, a cozy reading lounge by the fireplace, a new exterior book drop and more.

Library staff took the opportunity to develop new and improved services during the closure, including a new printer/copier and touchscreen pay station for easier and faster printing from public computers; acceptance of credit card payments; Book Club Book Bags for book groups to check out; board games to play at the library; new science, technology, engineering and math kits and tablets funded by a PTO grant; a new projector and screen to show movies; and umbrellas and snow scrapers to check out when the weather brings a surprise.

For information, email library director Nicole Steeves at nsteeves@frgml.org.

The Fox River Grove Public Library District serves a growing population of about 4,800 residents and offers materials, services and programs for patrons of all ages.

The library provides materials and services to help the community obtain information for educational, recreational, professional, personal and reference needs.

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