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  • Geneva Library board OKS Sixth Street School site buy Jan 23, 2015 3:43 PM
    The Geneva Public Library board Thursday approved the purchase of the old Sixth Street School as a possible site for a new library.

  • Kane Co. approves Sixth Street School sale Jan 13, 2015 4:54 PM
    Kane County's Sixth Street school will soon be the property of the Geneva Public Library. County board members unanimously agreed to sell the property to the library for $1.5 million plus up to $300,000 to tear down the existing building.

  • Two Geneva Library trustees resign Dec 23, 2014 5:02 PM
    The Geneva Public Library board is down two trustees, with the resignations last week of board president Esther Steel and secretary Susan Shivers.

  • Explore “Cemetery Art Symbolism” Nov. 19 at Geneva library Nov 14, 2014 1:05 PM
    Learn about “Headstones & History — Cemetery Art Symbolism” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Geneva Public Library, 127 James St.The Geneva Library Foundation presents an eerie, entertaining, and educational presentation on the rich symbolism displayed in cemeteries of the Victorian era — including our own Westside Cemetery — and the clues these symbols provide about the lives of the departed.

  • Geneva Library Foundation to present program on Frank Lloyd Wright Sep 11, 2014 12:21 PM
    The Geneva Library Foundation Speaker Series will present "The Life and Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. The speaker will be by Jan Kieckhefer, giving an inside look at Frank Lloyd Wright and his life and legacy in the Chicago area and beyond.

  • Six seek Geneva library board seat Aug 7, 2014 6:00 PM
    Six people have applied to fill a vacancy on the Geneva library board. Steven Andersson left the board last month, because he expects to be elected as representative of the 65th state House District in November.

  • Geneva Public Library event pretty cool Jul 9, 2014 9:50 PM
    The Geneva Public Library’s annual ice cream social featured a double dose of cryogenics. Dippin' Dots ice cream (a cryogenic treat) and Mr. Freeze of Fermilab, who demonstrated the science of cryogenics using liquid nitrogen.

  • Geneva Library seeks to fill board vacancy Jul 9, 2014 4:21 PM
    Applications are due July 31 for people who want to fill a vacancy on the Geneva Library board.

  • Geneva Library board picks a director May 23, 2014 4:20 PM
    The Geneva Library board hired Christine Lazarus as its new director Thursday, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Matt Teske.

  • Ex-Geneva Library director resigns assistant post Apr 11, 2014 4:39 PM
    The former Geneva Public Library director, who stepped down to assistant director earlier this year, has quit.

  • Geneva Speaker Series looks at George Fabyan Mar 24, 2014 7:56 AM
    The Geneva Library Foundation contiues the second season of the popular Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. The topic will be "George Fabyan: Geneva Tycoon among History's Top 10 Interesting Millionaires."

  • Geneva library to appraise Sixth St. site for new building Jan 25, 2014 10:00 AM
    The Geneva Library board is turning its attention again to the old Sixth Street School site as it considers whether, when and where to build a new library. The board ordered a new appraisal of the site Thursday.

  • Geneva library director steps down, cites health issue Jan 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    Geneva Public Library Director Matt Teske resigned Wednesday night, saying the job was not right for him now, as he is dealing with depression and anxiety. But then he was rehired, as assistant director, as the assistant director announced she will retire at the end of June. And the library board voted to hire an interim library director.

  • Celebrate Santa Lucia Day at Geneva library Dec 12, 2013 10:11 AM
    The Geneva Public Library invites kids, adults and everyone in between to “Celebrate the Season.” Friday, Dec. 13, is Santa Lucia Day, and Geneva’s own Santa Lucia will make an appearance at the library’s event.

  • Geneva library place to be this week Nov 26, 2013 5:29 PM
    Books, a warm place to read, and programs like "The Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show" at the Geneva Public Library kept many kids entertained this week while on Thanksgiving break.

  • Trustees: Geneva Library options remain open Sep 27, 2013 5:20 AM
    All options are open for discussion, according to Geneva Library officials, about where the library should be, now that they have dropped the idea of purchasing the site of a former factory for a new home. Trustee Patricia Lord said it's also time the library resurveyed the community. “It is about what our patrons want, not a site,” Lord said.

  • Geneva-Batavia library lawsuit at an end? Maybe Sep 24, 2013 4:54 AM
    Neither of you get it: In a nutshell, that's what a judge told the Geneva and Batavia public libraries last week in an order that ruled both their attempts to annex about 1,500 acres were invalid. The libraries have been fighting each other in courtrooms for six years. But, “I do not believe this is over. It is an extremely complicated ruling,” Geneva Library Board President Esther Steel said.

  • Geneva Library drops purchase of former Cetron factory Sep 24, 2013 1:53 PM
    Geneva won't buy the Cetron factory site for a new library after all. The library board Saturday decided to drop the purchase, citing necessary environmental remediation as one factor. “It was hard,” library board President Esther Steel said of the decision. She said the library's attorneys advised her not to discuss the specifics of the information the board received while performing “due diligence” about the site, including results of testing for the presence of environmental hazards.

  • Learn about alternative energy at Geneva library program May 17, 2013 1:55 PM
    The Geneva Library Foundation Speaker Series continues with "Exploring Energy Efficiencies and Alternatives" with Patricia Vary, a retired research professor, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the lower meeting room at the Geneva Public Library

  • Robert Shiffler: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for Robert Shiffler, running for Geneva Library Board (2-year Term)

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