Building Program Update 3-25-2020

Despite the COVID-19 situation, the library’s construction project continues to move forward. Gilbane Building Company, the library’s construction management firm, is following all recommended guidelines to ensure that members of the trades, staff members, and the public are safe while work is performed. The library is doing its best to use this mandatory closure to its advantage to get certain aspects of the job done now to avoid more closures later and reduce the impact … Read more

Building Program Financial Update

Dear Residents: We have good news to report regarding the financial health of our building project! Through sound financial planning, the referendum approved for $12,900,000 by voters will only result in $12,245,000 payback, saving taxpayers an average of over 5% annually. Also, the bond will be paid in 19 years instead of 20, saving taxpayers even more. After the overwhelming 67% approval of the referendum in April 2019, the library received a bond rating of … Read more

Updated: 4-1-20 – Huntley Area Public Library Scheduled to Reopen May 2, 2020 

As we have continued to monitor the recommendations of the State of Illinois, the CDC, and the Illinois Department of Health, the library will close effective at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020.  We have come to this decision after careful consideration and are taking preventative measures to try to minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

Canceled -Policy Committee Meeting – March 18, 2020

Huntley Area Public Library District 11000 Ruth Road; Huntley, IL 60142 Policy Committee Meeting Library Program Room March 18, 2020—5:00 p.m. Rescheduled date TBD Agenda   1. Call to Order 2. Attendance 3. Public Comment and Visitors 4. Communications and Media Relations Policy 5. Adjournment   ● Open session discussion is not limited to matters listed above. ● Agendas are prepared in compliance with the Open Meetings Act. ● All matters on the agenda may … Read more

Canceled – Regular Monthly Meeting – March 18, 2020

Huntley Area Public Library District 11000 Ruth Road; Huntley, IL 60142 Regular Monthly Meeting Library Program Room March 18, 2020—5:30 p.m. Rescheduled date TBD Agenda   1. Call to Order 2. Attendance 3. Public Comment and Visitors 4. Regular Business a. Secretary’s Report b. Approval of minutes for the following: i. Board Retreat, February 1, 2020 ii. Regular Board Meeting, February 19, 2020 c. Financial Report and Checks—Approval of Checks and Financial Reports d. Monthly … Read more

Programs Suspended at the Library: Safety Precaution

To our amazing patrons:    We know how important the library and its services are to you and the community. Your concerns are our concerns, and as we are in the midst of the building project to improve those services and add more, we know that there are many questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).    As of now, the library is following the State of Illinois and CDC recommendations and best practices. We have increased the … Read more

Not Your Typical Monday — Or What We Like to Call, Trashing the Trailers

It’s not a typical Monday at the Huntley Area Public Library. The day usually begins with a cup of coffee and a quick recap of what we have going on this week. Not today. Today on a rather gray, rainy morning, the construction crew was hard at work demolishing the temporary trailers that used to be the Children’s Area of the library and the program room.

Important Alert: Library tentatively scheduled to reopen on May 2, 2020Read More