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  • Elk Grove Library reinstates privileges for west side residents Apr 4, 2012 11:24 AM
    In a surprising reversal of an earlier decision, the Elk Grove Village Library board Tuesday night voted to reinstate full membership privileges for residents living west of Rohlwing Road, even though they belong to the Schaumburg Township District Library.

     
  • A common goal: suburban students, tutors cross language barriers for learning Mar 18, 2012 7:03 AM
    The Read to Learn program has helped thousands of residents across the suburbs improve their literacy skills, earn their U.S. citizenship and reach their goals. As the suburbs have become more diverse, the program finds great demand from residents working on their English skills and hoping for a better life.

     
  • Schaumburg Twp. library welcomes EG patrons Feb 27, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: The president of the Schaumburg Township District Library board, Bob Lyons, was impressed Feb. 20 with Elk Grove Village residents who came to support their continued use of the Elk Grove library. "We hope that, in time, you will feel the same satisfaction with our staff and library," he writes.

     
  • What library services some Elk Grove residents will keep Library services retained Feb 21, 2012 1:09 AM
    Elk Grove Village residents living west of Rohlwing Road will continue to have full access to these benefits at Schaumburg Township District Library.

     
  • Schaumburg Twp. library board hears from Elk Grove Feb 21, 2012 1:30 PM
    Emotions ran high Monday night as Elk Grove Village residents voiced their disappointment with the Schaumburg Township District Library board's decision to end a tax-sharing agreement with the Elk Grove Village Public Library. More than two dozen residents urged board members to reconsider their decision. “We go to the library at least four to eight times a month,” a 14-year-old said. “I take my bike whenever I can.”

     
  • EG voters made library call 30 years ago Feb 20, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Susan Baker of Elk Grove Village says the Elk Grove/Schaumburg library flap comes down to practicalities. West side Elk Grove voters chose in the 1980s to be part of the Schaumburg Township District Library. "The libraries are taxpayer supported institutions, and just as those on the west side of Elk Grove wouldn’t be able to send their children to District 214 schools because they don’t pay taxes to 214, they are not eligible for resident library privileges because they don’t pay taxes to the library," she says.

     
  • Can’t someone fix the library debate? Feb 13, 2012 6:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: "I am an over 30-year Elk Grove Village resident and I am very disappointed in the village’s new library policy regarding residents residing west of Rohlwing Road," writes Helen Leski. Leski is among the west-side Elk Grove residents who will lost some services at the Elk Grove Library on May 1.

     
  • ‘Really necessary’ to stop tax sharing? Yes Feb 6, 2012 6:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Robert Frankel, trustee of the Schaumburg Township District Library, takes issue with the hand-wringing going on in Elk Grove over the end of the tax-sharing agreement STDL had with the Elk Grove Library. "STDL has honored this commitment for more than 25 years and $3.4 million dollars," he writes, adding the STDL board owes its allegiance to its own taxpayers first and foremost.

     
  • Losing her beloved library on May 1 Feb 6, 2012 6:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Ashley Pincenti has been going to the Elk Grove Library for most of her 14 years, and it;s like a second home. But, "As of May 1, 2012, because of library officials, I am losing my library," she writes ." Instead of spending my summer watching TV, I would normally ride my bike to the library. Now, I will no longer be able to, because the Schaumburg Library is about 4½ miles away."

     
  • Feud heightens between Elk Grove, Schaumburg libraries Jan 30, 2012 5:50 PM
    The falling out between Elk Grove Village Library and Schaumburg Township Library District is causing grief for residents one of whom complained at the village board meeting. Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson also sounded off on the Schaumburg library's decision to end a tax-sharing agreement with Elk Grove library. We'll talk to both library directors as well about what now can be done for those residents living west of Rohlwing Road.

     
  • Wants to continue using EGV library Jan 23, 2012 5:19 AM
    Letter to the editor: Cory Fosco lives on the west side of Elk Grove Village and he is unhappy that after May 1 his family won't have the same privileges at the Elk Grove Library he is used to, because the Schaumburg Library is ending a reciprocal agreement. "Many of our friends and family who live in this section of Elk Grove Village rely on the strength of this institution to help provide educational and social opportunities to us," he writes.

     
  • Thousands of Elk Grove library patrons getting reduced access Jan 23, 2012 5:16 AM
    About 11,000 Elk Grove Village residents who live west of Rohlwing Road in Schaumburg Township will lose certain privileges at their hometown library as of May 1, officials said last week. The change comes as a result of the Schaumburg Township District Library board’s decision last July to end a more than 25-year-old tax-sharing agreement with the Elk Grove Village Public Library.

     
  • ‘Taste of Florida Keys’ at Elk Grove library Aug 14, 2011 6:00 AM
    The sights and flavors of the Florida Keys will be highlighted in “A Taste of the Florida Keys” from 7-8:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15, at the Elk Grove Public Library, 1001 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove Village.

     
  • Schaumburg, EG libraries end tax-sharing Jul 6, 2011 11:57 AM
    The Schaumburg Township District Library board has ended a more than 25-year-old tax-sharing agreement with the Elk Grove Village Library first established to stop some residents from being double-taxed for library service. As such, the Elk Grove library will lose annual payments that had lately risen above $200,000.

     
  • Library friends to host book sale in Elk Grove Feb 7, 2011 10:53 AM
    The Elk Grove Village Friends of the Library will hold its annual book sale in the large meeting room of the Elk Grove Village Public Library, 1001 Wellington Ave., from Friday Feb. 25; through Sunday, Feb. 27.

     
  • Sheryl L. Stogis: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:02 PM
    Candidate information for Sheryl L. Stogis, running for Elk Grove Village library

     
  • Gilbert C. Schumm: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:02 PM
    Candidate information for Gilbert C. Schumm, running for Elk Grove Village library

     
  • James J. Colgan: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:02 PM
    Candidate information for James J. Colgan, running for Elk Grove Village library

     
  • Paul B. Kaplan: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:02 PM
    Candidate information for Paul B. Kaplan, running for Elk Grove Village library

     
  • Elk Grove library trustee eyes coalition to support H.S. fireworks Oct 21, 2010 10:28 AM
    Elk Grove Village Public Library Trustee Timothy Burns recently questioned Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson's support of the high school homecoming fireworks display each year through his campaign funds.

     
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