A new branch of the Indian Trails Public Library District is now open in Prospect Heights, officials said.
The branch library, located at 99 E. Palatine Road, opened on Friday, Aug. 3, said Susan Dennison, head of communication services for Indian Trails.
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Previously Indian Trails maintained a branch location at 650B N. Milwaukee Ave., but moved to this larger location after officials decided not to renew that lease earlier this summer.
"Because we do serve a portion of Prospect Heights, it's important to have a branch there to provide people with computer access and the ability to check out materials closer to where they live," Dennison said.
The old location was about 550 square feet, while the new building is double the size and has room for more computers, tables and a special children's area.
The new space also features a larger collection of popular materials in English and Spanish to cater to the library's diverse population.
Items can be put on reserve from the main library and be transferred to the convenience center for pickup.
A grand opening celebration for the new branch is scheduled for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, with music, food and more.
The Indian Trails Public Library District serves portions of Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights and Buffalo Grove. The main library branch is at 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling.
The Prospect Heights branch is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and closed Sunday.
"It's fabulous," Dennison said. "We recommend people go over there and take a look. It's really a beautiful space in a great location."