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The Library remained at this location for about seven years until the owner of the store needed to expand. The Library was moved to another store located at Lincoln Avenue. Volunteers manned the desk and the Library remained at this location for three years when it was forced to find a new location. The Library made its second move to a
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The Fire Department's need to reclaim that space spurred Morton grove public library atheist dating to obtain a permanent library site by concerned citizens who saw the need to develop and construct a permanent building.
Because of this interest Morton grove public library atheist dating the Library, the Women's War Working Circle deeded the park property to the village, provided that the property be used as the site of a library. The Morton Grove Public Library was dedicated and opened in its permanent facility on February 3, Bywith Morton
Morton grove public library atheist dating growing rapidly in the post- World War II housing boom, the collection had grown to 5, volumes with an annual circulation of 21, items.
NSLS enabled member libraries to exchange information, share resources and establish a reciprocal borrowing program, which has led, through the years, to the practice of honoring library cards of residents throughout the state. CSS was housed in the basement of the Library's facility untilwhen loss of state funding led to its closing.
An outdoor sunken garden accessible through glass doors brightened the lower level area. The newly remodeled children's room opened on June 15, The most recent expansion the Library's facility was opened in and included a seat auditorium and additional office space.
In response to the burgeoning interest in the Internet, the Morton Grove Public Library registered the domain name "webrary. The website receives over 7, hits per day. Inthe Library became one of ten founding member libraries of NorthStarNet, a community information network and hosting service created by the North Suburban Library System NSLS to help libraries develop relationships with their local community groups by aiding those groups in establishing a Web presence.
In addition to the website, the Morton Grove Public Library also offers virtual reference and digital reference services. Library was an early participant in AskAway, a consortium of Illinois and Wisconsin libraries, but now offers Meebo instant messaging services when the Library is open. In July the Library began using LibraryH3lp for its Morton grove public library atheist dating reference service Morton grove public library atheist dating Meebo ceased operation.
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Morton grove public library atheist dating Library's communication to its community, a number of blogs were begun, each with a specific target audience: A major presence on these social networking entities was Mr.
M as in "M"orton Grovewho began life as the or persona, of the Library's Twitter account, where he served as a digital guide "prospecting the modern world's information deluge for the exceptional, the curious and the enlightening. M persona was retired in September In latethe Library began Morton grove public library atheist dating major renovation of the interior of the building that continued until May The renovation consisted of moving the entire book collection to the main floor, moving staff offices from the main Morton grove public library atheist dating to the mezzanine, adding 4 study rooms and a digital media lab to the mezzanine and reconfiguring the circulation and reference departments.
During renovation, Morton grove public library atheist dating Library remained open to patrons with limited services. The Grand Reopening was Monday, May 4, The Library serves the informational, professional, educational and recreational needs of Morton Grove's diverse, multicultural community.
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