Thursday, April 18, 2013

May 1: New Library Groundbreaking, Aurora, IL

Join the library staff on Wed. May 1 at 2 p.m. for the official groundbreaking for the new public library. Fun, prizes, giveaways, and more!

The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will officially kick off the library building construction program. The new library is expected to be open to the public by late 2014 or early 2015.The new library site is at the southwest corner of River and Benton in downtown Aurora. 

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  1. As I took my pup for our morning walk along the site for the new library, I noticed the signs of impending construction; "jersey" barricades staged on the south end of the site like an invading army, lines and marking in neon orange, bright blue & red marking utilities, future temporary fence lines, and access gates.

    But what I noticed most were four silent trees about 30' tall. Budding. Beautiful. They were planted after the site demolition. It occurred to me that they were still of a size capable of being scooped and balled for reuse.

    A hour later, I left to start my day. The trees were cut off at their base and their remains dumped into a truck to be hauled away.

    And for the first time, I wasn't happy about the library project.