Statement from Jason Brandt, Library Board President“We are disappointed that the Park Board is unwilling to continue discussions about our proposal to build a new library at the Lombard Commons. The alternative locations they have suggested, which we have thoroughly and diligently explored, are all not viable for distinct reasons. Please see the documentation below … More Additional Correspondence with Park District
On May 23, 2019, the Library responded to the Park District’s offer of a land swap for our current building and lands to a location in Lombard Common park. The attached documents detail the exchange between the Library attorney and the Park District attorney.
In my recent update in the Helen Plum Library Gazette, the Lombard Park District has requested I correct a statement made in the update. In my description of the proposal from the Park District it stated it contained a “zero-setback along Maple Street.” A proper description would have been “inadequate setback along Maple Street.” The … More Update from Board President
In an effort to provide as much transparency as possible regarding the ongoing discussions between the Lombard Park District and the Helen Plum Library, the following are links to the most recent correspondence regarding the new building project. Response to Park District from Library Board President (PDF) Response to Library from Park District (PDF)
Library District Tax payers and supporters, The Library Board wanted to provide a detailed update on where things currently stand, how we got to this point, and how we plan to move forward with the new building for the Library. The Helen Plum Library is continuing our effort to reach a mutually acceptable agreement with … More Where We Are and How We Got Here
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In anticipation of our Community Conversations meetings beginning this evening, we have revamped the blog with updated information and images! Please take a look around and if you have any questions, contact us. Join us this evening for the first of the Community Conversations from 6-9pm in the Library Auditorium. Staff and consultants will be available … More The Our Next Chapter Blog has been updated!
Join us for Community Conversations about our new building! Wed, Oct 3 • 6–9pm Thu, Oct 18 • 12–6pm Sun, Nov 4 • 1–5pm We invite all Lombard residents to stop by the Library on these dates for Community Conversations held in the basement auditorium. Library staff and consultants will be available to discuss the … More Community Conversations
Gewalt Hamilton, an independent traffic consultant, was hired by the Library to conduct a traffic study, review parking requirements, and provide recommendations for vehicle stacking at the proposed drive-up service window. The traffic engineering conducted several surveys of traffic including each intersection around the Library site from Main Street to Elizabeth Street and from Park Avenue … More Helen Plum Traffic and Parking Study
The Helen Plum Library has met with village staff several times over the past few weeks to discuss new building plans we outlined on our website in February. These plans have been carefully designed to not encroach on agreements with the Lombard Park Board or impact Lilacia Park. Other concerns have been raised by the … More Building Update 4.24.18