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From the Director’s Desk — August 2021

Each month, Library Director Noelle Thompson will give an update on what’s happening at the library. Check here for updates on the new building, exciting news, and more!

Between July 19 and August 13, you helped us raise $12,105 for a technology lab in the new building! Thank you! A technology lab will help us bridge the digital divide, provide equitable services, equip people for the workforce or higher education, introduce new technologies to our community, and serve groups in need of a meeting space with computer access.

According to a 2019 census.gov report, 21.4% of households in Galesburg do not have a computer and nearly a third of Galesburg households do not have broadband internet…

From the Director’s Desk — July 2021

Each month, Library Director Noelle Thompson will give an update on what’s happening at the library. Check here for updates on the new building, exciting news, and more!

The 200 block of West Main Street is being prepared for the construction of a new Galesburg Public Library, set to begin this fall. The buildings previously on the block have been demolished and the site excavated. Neidig Trucking and Excavating, the demolition contractors, have uncovered a plethora of items revealing the history of the block and its many uses over the past 180+ years.

Among the recovered items was a swimming pool belonging to a previous motel; tens of thousands of bricks; oil tanks; stone, brick, and concrete foundations; pipes…

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