Skokie library books aid for endangered Robbins facility

August 24, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

lisnews.org

Help is on the way for the public library in poverty-ravaged Robbins, in danger of closing for lack of money.

The library board in Skokie — more than 30 miles to the north — held a special session Friday after board members read about the plight of the south suburb’s William Leonard Public Library in the Chicago Sun-Times and decided to help.

“We discussed what we could do to [help] the Robbins library to be able to serve the community that needs it so desperately,” said Diana Hunter, president of the Skokie Library Board.

The board agreed to donate at least three months’ worth of proceeds from the library’s used-book sales, and some board members also plan to make personal donations, Hunter said.

“Coatney said the library had run out of cash and would need about $70,000, or the library would close at the end of August.”

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