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Six Mile Regional Library District Delmar Avenue Library Temporarily Closed

Before you head out to the library, make sure you know where it is and if it’s open.  Beginning Monday, September 23, the Six Mile Regional Library
District facility located at 2001 Delmar Avenue will be closed for renovation for at least nine months.  All materials, furniture, staff, and services are
temporarily moving to the former Niedringhaus School, located at 2901 State Street, which will open for business on Monday, October 7.  The branch
library, 2145 Johnson Road, will remain open with its normal hours.  Between September 23 and October 5, please return materials and pick up
reserves at the Johnson Road branch.

The original library building, completed in 1929, will soon undergo an extensive renovation.  Services will be temporarily relocated while the library is
updated with new mechanical systems, windows, restrooms, elevators, flooring, ceilings, and more.  When the renovation is complete,
library services will move from Niedringhaus School back to the original building.

With the completion of the renovation, there will be a new sloped walkway for an accessible entry at the front of the building.  A new community/program
room will seat 60.  And, a new history room will double as a quiet study area.  Circulation services will be centralized at one location on the main floor,
and service desks will be relocated.  The technology area will expand as well.

Funding for this project is generously provided by

71% of the voters in the Library District who approved a $1,680,000 bond referendum on April 9, 2013;
a $2,176,819 Public Library Construction Act Grant from the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State Jesse White;
a bequest from the Lee Niedringhaus estate;
and donations from people like you.

For more information, please call the main library at 452-6238 or the branch library at 452-6244.
Congratulations Brenda Whitaker, the recipient of the 2013 Community
Service Award Presented by the Southwestern Madison County Chamber
of Commerce on September 24.  In appreciation of her commitment and
dedication to our community.
Happy October Granite City!
Get your tricks and treats ready, the time for the little goblins, ghouls, and ghosts to be ringing your doorbell will be here
before you know it.  Speaking of goblins and ghouls, take a look at the Halloween themed
"Trivia Night of the Living Dead", it sounds like a great way to kick start the spooky holiday.  The Complex Youth Center
is now offering free tutoring for students two evenings a week, you can find their information at the bottom of the page.  
Do you have a winning chili recipe? If so, you might want to enter this month's Chili Cook Off at Doit's Village Inn in
Pontoon beach. The Six Mile Regional Library has sent us their press release regarding the status of the main branch
and it contains all the information you may need to know about during the remodel.
Get your rakes ready, those leaves are about to fall....it's autumn in Granite City!

The Alfresco Art Center
has now completed
three of its planned renovations.

Pictured left is the
recently completed
Club 21, a private events
lounge with a nostalgic
feel.  Club 21 is located on
the upper level of the center.

Also completed, is
the mezzanine level seating
which features a circular
seating area that
overlooks the performance
stage area, giving each
patron their own
"front row" view, in a more
casual atmosphere.

The CROW Art Gallery, also
located on the upper level
is now open
(not pictured)