Millstadt Library
6May/21Off

New Millstadt Library Open House

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: A NEW MILLSTADT LIBRARY

Millstadt Library Moves Forward with Plans to Build - and Needs Your Input

MILLSTADT, IL; Tuesday, June 8, 2021:New Millstadt Library Open House In August 2019, the Library announced its plans to construct a new facility to better serve our community. A lot has happened since then!

As many of you know, we purchased three acres of land east of the Millstadt Primary Center and west of Illinois 163, across from the local fairgrounds. Sewer and utility lines have been installed and you may have seen surveyors over the winter completing a topographical survey and soil boring tests.

We spent several months with library consultant and University of Illinois library professor, Dr. Fred Schlipf, who aided us in creating a comprehensive program that adhered to the State of Illinois’ library standards based on our community and its needs. Using this program and our new knowledge, we interviewed several qualified architecture firms. In the end, we hired Williams Architects of Itasca, Ill. Williams Architects’ incredible knowledge and library building experience has enabled us to make several specific, but tentative plans for our new library.

With the architect in place and planning underway, we spent two months researching a construction management firm that will allow us to create and construct a library that meets the community needs in the most cost-effective way. After a thorough and thoughtful interview process, we selected Poettker Construction Company from Breese, Ill.

We are steadily moving forward and reviewing conceptual plans for all the exciting things our new library will be able to offer. There is one thing missing from our plans however, and that is you! On Tuesday, June 8, anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., we ask that you join us at the Millstadt VFW Post 7980 to learn more about our project, find out more about the many new and exciting resources being planned and to share your comments, concerns and feedback with us. Representatives from the architecture and construction management firms will be present to explain preliminary concepts and answer questions about the proposed project in an informal, open house setting.

This will be YOUR new library and we are seeking YOUR input to let us know what we need to make sure it serves Millstadt in the best way possible.

If you are unable to join us in person, no worries. Visit our website, http://www.millstadt-library.org and select the Google Form (that will be available closer to the event date) to learn more about our upcoming project. You will be able to leave your feedback and comments there as well.

In our 2019 communication, we addressed questions about why our library does not meet YOUR needs in its present location. Our main objectives for the new facility are providing space for more materials and more room for programs, events and services and the ability to own and operate our building independently. The unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic shined a new light on our restraints as social distancing guidelines forced us to limit our available computers and the number of patrons able to be served inside the library. We have done our best to accommodate everyone in our present location with the health and safety of our patrons and staff the top concern with all of our decisions.

We are looking forward to the future, knowing we live in a growing community with growing needs - and we feel this new building aligns with those goals. Our overriding goal with this open house is to answer any and all of your questions thoroughly, share our plans for the future, and relieve any misconceptions or misunderstandings.

Our exciting plans for the new facility, such as community meeting rooms, study spaces and designated children’s and teen areas, are proof that we will be able to create not only a new library, but a true community gathering place. Our goal is still to provide a modern, cost-efficient facility that the entire community can enjoy and experience.

Through a grant from the American Library Association, Libraries Transforming Communities and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the library is able to host this interactive, socially-distanced event. We look forward to showing you our current plans and receiving your feedback. Please join us! We look forward to seeing you at the Millstadt VFW Post 7980 on June 8 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.!

To learn more about everything your Millstadt Library has to offer, please visit our website at http://millstadt-library.org/ or our Facebook page @MillstadtLibrary (https://www.facebook.com/MillstadtLibrary/).

Founded in 1964 by the Millstadt Civic Club, the Millstadt Library strives to provide unbiased access to the accumulated knowledge of the world, encouraging individuals to pursue personal enrichment and to take informed action using educational tools via print, electronic, and audio media, facilities for research, intellectual entertainment, assistance in the conversation of the social heritage of the community, and provide other services as the need arises.

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1May/21Off

May 2021 Events!

Simple White Christmas Newsletter (1)May 2021 events are here!

Join us:

- the first week of May for Children's Book Week

- every Tuesday for Knitting and Crochet Night - in-person/online

- the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays for Youth Story Time - in-person/online (we're hoping to be outdoors, so please bring a blanket!)

- the 3rd Thursday for Craft Time - online

- 2nd to last Saturday (for Memorial Weekend) for Book Club - in-person/online

- Pick up in May/June for Perspectives Book Club book - Discussion in July

- DATE TO REMEMBER - June 8 for our New Millstadt Library Open House

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21Apr/21Off

Looking to be a part of something great? Then apply to work with us!

Help-WantedThe Millstadt Library is looking to hire a part-time librarian to work evenings (4 p.m. -8 p.m.), with day availability (noon – 4 p.m.), and on weekends (10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.) The ideal candidate is highly motivated, creative and excited about creating events and programs. Previous library experience is a plus.

Applications and a job description can be picked up at the library and will be available online on our website http://millstadt-library.org. Applications can be returned to the library at 115 W. Laurel St. Millstadt, IL 62260 or emailed to [email protected] with the Subject: “Part-Time Librarian.” Please include a resume if you have one. Stop by the library or call us at 618-476-1887 for any questions.

You can also apply right here on Indeed.

Librarian Job Description

Library Application

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1Apr/21Off

April 2021 Events are here!

Simple White Christmas NewsletterBe sure to join us for all of the Spring-time fun we have planned this month!

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/MillstadtLibrary/ and check out our event pages for each event!

 

 

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1Mar/21Off

March 2021 Events are Here!

March 2021 Millstadt Library Events Join us all March for fun events for the whole family!

Each week, pick up a different craft kit for children and watch our FB Live video on Wednesday at 11 or whenever it's convenient for you.

 

There's also time to still participate in Perspectives, our Book Club for teens and up with the Belleville West Township High School. Pick up Stamped and join us March 13 for a virtual discussion!

 

We hope you can find the time to join us and try something new this month!

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16Feb/21Off

Closed February 16

50224019_351761642081981_405399987384483840_n The winter weather has struck again! The Library will be closed today, February 16.

Remember to check out the Cloud Library for books and audio books or our Online Resources page for some fun activities!
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15Feb/21Off

Closed February 15

Due to the uncertain weather, the Library will be closed today, February 15. We hope you all stay safe and warm with a good book!52551991_372471346677677_8817639777915371520_o

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1Feb/21Off

February 2021 Events

Join us all month for fun activities! Pick up a craft kit or a book and join us for virtual programming!Simple White Christmas Newsletter

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4Jan/21Off

Looking for someone with a mindset to help others and create programs!

Help-Wanted

The Millstadt Library is looking to hire a part-time librarian to work evenings (4 p.m. -8 p.m.), with day availability (noon – 4 p.m.), and on weekends (10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.) The ideal candidate is highly motivated, creative and excited about creating events and programs. Previous library experience is a plus.

Applications and a job description can be picked up at the library and will be available online on our website http://millstadt-library.org. Applications can be returned to the library at 115 W. Laurel St. Millstadt, IL 62260 or emailed to [email protected] with the Subject: “Part-Time Librarian.” Please include a resume if you have one. Stop by the library or call us at 618-476-1887 for any questions.

 

 

Librarian Job Description

Library Application

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21Dec/20Off

We’re Closed for the Holidays on these Dates!

Season's Readings!The Library will be closed on Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 26 and Saturday, December 31.

We will be open December 28 - 30, but will be closed again on Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1.

We'll see you all again on January 2, 2021!

Please have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year and Happy Holidays from all of us to you and yours!

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