Colonel William Plum willed his estate and house to people of Lombard with the stipulation that the land is used as a public park, and in the memory of his wife, their house be given as a “free public library and reading rooms.”
Intergovernmental agreements made between the Library and Park District boards from 1976, 1980, and 2007.
Library building plan proposed by the Park District in November, 2017.
Library Board’s response to the Park District’s November, 2017, proposal.
Park Board Motion to Discontinue Discussion (December, 2018)
At the Park District’s December 2018 board meeting, the Park District Board approved a:
“Motion to have the Lombard Park District discontinue any and all discussions and/or negotiations with the Helen Plum Library Board and Staff regarding construction of a new building at the current location unless at the sole expense of the Library District, a mutually agreed upon mediator is contracted to negotiate either the reconsideration of the Park Districts offer made on November 6, 2017 or a building relocation somewhere else by way of a land swap on Park District property.”