Articles filed under Naperville Public Library

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  • Naperville software startup helps library users plan businesses Mar 10, 2015 4:57 PM
    Libraries across the suburbs are expanding resources for businesses to provide guidance for entrepreneurs. One library startup resource recently began using a business plan creation program developed by a Naperville entrepreneur, and the connection has opened up a new market of opportunity for DezinerSoftware founder Mark Quigley. “It was a complete stunner to us that they’d be involved in it, but they’re pretty forward-thinking here,” Quigley said about the NaperLaunch business startup center at the Naperville Public Library.

  • Naper Blvd library closing for entry work Mar 9, 2015 5:24 PM
    Naper Boulevard Library will be closed from 5 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Saturday for installation of new flooring as part of a roughly $1 million renovation. “Because that impedes access to the entrance of the building and because it is a project that could be potentially hazardous, we have to close during that time,” Naper Boulevard Library Manager Dave Della Terza said.

  • Naperville likely to restrict e-cigs to those 18 and up Feb 21, 2015 12:08 AM
    Electronic cigarettes are becoming more regulated in Naperville. Already banned on high school campuses, the alternative nicotine cigarettes now aren’t allowed at Naperville Public Library branches or within 30 feet of their doors. Regulations likely won’t end there, as the city council will consider a unanimous recommendation from the liquor commission to enact restrictions on the sale, possession and use of the increasingly popular vaping devices.

  • Suburban co-working movement building slowly in Geneva, Naperville Feb 18, 2015 8:22 AM
    A handful of co-working centers are establishing themselves in suburbs such as Geneva, Elgin, Naperville and South Barrington, but the idea of a place where independent professionals come together, share space and form a community is a tough sell among suburbanites. “We've seen that most people in the suburbs — they want four walls and a door,” said Mike Copeland executive director of the nonprofit Elgin Technology Center, a co-working space that has been open since 2010.

  • Comic juggler brings reading to life in Naperville Dec 4, 2014 1:03 PM
    Chris Fascione will bring literature to life Saturday, Dec. 6, by creating colorful characters through his combination of acting, storytelling, comedy and juggling in conjunction with Naperville Public Library’s Winter Reading Program.

  • Wolves launch reading program at Naperville library Nov 28, 2014 11:23 AM
    Chicago Wolves forward Shane Harper will visit the 95th Street Library to launch the 20th season of the team’s “Read to Succeed” program.

  • Naperville renovating 2 library branches for $1 million Nov 21, 2014 4:17 PM
    Renovations to bring more power plugs, better lighting and new furniture to Naper Boulevard Library in Naperville will cost $1.1 million under bids the library board approved this week. The contracts also include some work at Nichols Library downtown to create space for a business incubator called NaperLaunch. “We’re very excited about it,” Executive Director Julie Rothenfluh said.

  • Naperville libraries collecting pet supplies for humane society Nov 10, 2014 9:03 AM
    Naperville Public Library is leading a Pet Food and Supply Donation Drive supporting Naperville Area Humane Society, a nonprofit shelter that has worked with the library on programs such as Bark for Books. Through Nov. 14, library customers can visit any of the three library buildings and donate new pet food or supplies at collection bins located by the entrance doors of each library.

  • Renovations to ‘refresh’ Naper Boulevard Library Sep 23, 2014 2:11 PM
    Naper Boulevard Library will get more power plugs, more computers, better lighting and fresher furniture in a renovation project starting in December.“We’re trying to tackle things that we know our customers have asked for,” Library Manager Dave Della Terza said. “One thing people have mentioned a lot is that we don’t have enough power throughout the building, so that’s one thing were definitely addressing.”

  • Naperville teen programmer takes on cyberbullying Sep 14, 2014 7:30 AM
    Trisha Prabhu of Naperville says she has found a way to prevent cyberbullying: give teens a chance to change their minds before posting potentially offensive messages. Based on research she conducted on local teens, Trisha is developing a program called "Rethink" and taking it to the Google Science Fair finals this month. "I knew I had to do something to stop this problem," the 14-year-old said about cyberbullying.

  • NaperLaunch begins offering business help at library Sep 8, 2014 4:08 PM
    Naperville-area residents with business ideas now can take advantage of weekly meetups, workshops and one-on-one appointments at the Naperville Public Library’s new business startup center — NaperLaunch. “(We’re) taking our business services, many of which we were already offering, and we have packaged them together under the auspices of the NaperLaunch new business startup center,” said Kent Palmer, business librarian.

  • Story along the Riveewalk combines reading, nature Sep 7, 2014 5:18 PM
    Lying in bed, curled on the couch or cocooned in a hammock is a relaxing way to read. But sometimes bookworms have the most fun while reading alongside Mother Nature and Naperville’s Riverwalk is the perfect setting to soak up the sun and take a stroll while reading.

  • Naperville library board member reappointed Jun 19, 2014 1:46 PM
    Kay Severinsen has been reappointed to the Naperville Public Library board by a 7-1 vote of the Naperville City Council. The reappointment was delayed two weeks while Naperville’s legal department reviewed whether any potential conflicts of interest might arise because Severinsen is married to council member Joseph McElroy.

  • Digital downloads help Naperville library circulation grow Jun 19, 2014 1:45 PM
    Naperville Public Library didn’t have a record year in terms of total circulation, but it did hit a mark officials call “kind of a big deal,” with patrons checking out more than 4 million items in fiscal 2013-14. Total materials checked out reached 4,088,625 as the library saw increased circulation of DVDs and Blu-rays as well as digital downloads, Deputy Director Lynn Hoffman said.

  • Teen Ignite event designed to spark young minds Jun 18, 2014 9:10 AM
    Once school lets out, many students slam shut their textbooks and pedal as fast as they can to the nearest pool. But even in the summer, curious teens still need an outlet to expand their minds.

  • Conflict of interest in Naperville library reappointment? Jun 5, 2014 4:36 PM
    The library board reappointment of a Naperville woman whose husband is a city council member is under legal review after a member of the council brought up concerns about a possible conflict of interest. “Now we have a husband and a wife overseeing a line on our property tax bill,” council member Grant Wehrli said.

  • Would consolidation reduce library administrative costs? Jun 4, 2014 12:39 PM
    Wildly fluctuating salaries throughout the suburbs for top library administrators are leading to calls for consolidation to curb unchecked salary growth and ultimately cut costs to taxpayers by eliminating redundancies and duplicative services. However, library officials remain skeptical such initiatives would have the desired financial results.

  • Naperville libraries planning renovations for business incubator, teen space Apr 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    Naperville Public Library is working with an architect to reshape its three buildings with the reasons that residents come to the library in mind. And those reasons don’t necessarily include books. “What we find now is we have people coming to use our space almost as much as anything else,” said Julie Rothenfluh, executive director.

  • Idea Lab ‘phenomenal asset’ for teens, businesses at Naperville library Apr 10, 2014 7:53 PM
    Once a quiet study lab, the second floor of the 95th Street Library in Naperville has become a hub of technology and digital media. It’s called the Idea Lab. “We are taking technology that is very useful and bringing it to the forefront and making it accessible for our community,” Library Manager Karen Dunford said.

  • How new co-working trend is redefining workspace Feb 16, 2014 1:33 AM
    "Co-working" is a hot trend in tech business hubs, offering the amenities of an office and the freedom of working from home. It's primarily for people, often entrepreurs and small start-up businesses, who can benefit from collaborating with others as opposed to working alone at home or in a coffee shop. It's much cheaper than renting or buying traditional office space. And it's coming to the suburbs.

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