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Rock Island Library Wants Your Ideas at Community Forums PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 16:26
The Library Wants Your Opinion - Rock Island Public Library Hosts Open Community Forums for Building & Feasibility Study

Rock Island, IL: The Rock Island Public Library is planning ahead for future library needs and it wants your input. The library will host open community forums with veteran library planner George Lawson on Monday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The forums will be held at 6:30 pm on Nov. 24 and at 2:00 pm on Nov. 25 at the Rock Island Main Library downtown, 401 19th Street. Ample free parking is available in the library lot, just off 4th Avenue and 20th Street. The open focus group forums will allow the public to share their ideas for future library services and facilities.

"Providing comfortable, responsive spaces that meet current and emerging patron needs is part of our four-year strategic plan," said Angela Campbell, Rock Island Public Library Director. The sessions are designed to provide the library's planning team with information on community needs for library spaces and services.

Lawson is an Ames, Iowa based library space needs consultant with 39 years of library experience. He focuses on building, strategic and operational planning, and has consulted on more than 400 library building projects, including studies for Moline, East Moline, River Valley Library District (Port Byron,) and Clinton Public Libraries.

The Rock Island Public Library board of trustees engaged the team of Gere Dismer Architects, George Lawson Library Planning, KJWW Engineering Consultants and Missman Civil Engineers to create a Library Master Plan Study that will include a facility assessment of all three branches and planning recommendations for each.  Since Oct. 15, the study team has been working on a library needs assessment, which includes touring the three library locations, observing operations, interviewing staff, and reviewing worksheets.

Once the needs assessment portion of the study is completed, the team will develop recommendations and a final report, which could include recommendations for building, space utilization, conceptual design, engineering needs, site planning, and cost estimates.

Buildings included in the study are the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street, and the Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

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Loebsack Representative to Hold Office Hours. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Monday, 17 November 2014 12:48

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in Clinton and Scott Counties for open office hours. Henry Marquard, Loebsack’s District Representative, will be at the following locations. Marquard will be on hand to work with individuals who are having difficulty with a government agency, have suggestions for Dave, or would just like to share their concerns. Members of the public are invited to attend. Marquard holds regular office hours throughout Eastern Iowa.

 

If residents are unable to attend but have a concern to share with the Congressman, please call our district office toll-free at 1-866-914-IOWA (4692).

 

Marquard’s schedule is as follows.

 

Tuesday, November 18

 

DeWitt Community Center

512 10th St.

9:00 – 10:00 AM

 

Clinton City Hall

611 S. 3rd St.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Eldridge City Hall

305 N. 3rd St.

2:00 – 3:00 PM

 

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The Rock Island Public Library Wants Your Opinion! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:17

The Rock Island Public Library is planning ahead for future library needs and it wants your input.  

The library will host open community forums with veteran library planner George Lawson on:

Monday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 2:00 pm

Both forums are at the Rock Island Main Library downtown, 401 19th Street.

Ample free parking is available in the library lot, just off 4th Avenue and 20th Street. The open focus group forums will o provide the library's planning team with information on community needs for library spaces and services.

Lawson is an Ames, Iowa based library space needs consultant with 39 years of library experience. He focuses on building, strategic and operational planning, and has consulted on more than 400 library building projects, including studies for Moline, East Moline, River Valley Library District (Port Byron,) and Clinton Public Libraries.

The Rock Island Public Library board of trustees engaged the team of Gere Dismer Architects, George Lawson Library Planning, KJWW Engineering Consultants and Missman Civil Engineers to create a Library Master Plan Study that will include a facility assessment of all three branches and planning recommendations for each.

Once the needs assessment portion of the study is completed, the team will develop recommendations and a final report, which could include recommendations for building, space utilization, conceptual design, engineering needs, site planning, and cost estimates.

 

Buildings included in the study are the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street, and the Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

 
Final Election Procedure Metrocom NAACP #4019 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janet L. Woods-Bragg   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:23

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee will take place at United Neighbors, Inc., 808 N. Harrison St., Davenport, Iowa.

Polls will open from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In order to vote in a Branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the Branch 30 days prior (October 18th) to the election.  A form of identification is required.

Nominating Slate/Candidates for Offices:

Vera L. Kelly - President

Larry L. Robinson - Vice-President

Joseph Obleton - Treasurer

Janet L. Woods-Bragg - Secretary

Vernell Compton - Assistant Secretary

We look forward to your participation.

 
LeClaire Civic Club Establishes Emergency Fund PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jackie Stepaniak   
Monday, 03 November 2014 14:21

The LeClaire Civic Club has established an emergency assistance fund for low-income residents in the greater LeClaire area whose immediate need is not fully met through local food banks, clothing closets, and individual churches. It will be operated by the “Christmas in LeClaire” subcommittee which will insure that ALL funds received for the project will directly assist individuals and family in need.

Does the need exist? “We thought so,” said organizers, “but were overwhelmed by the support we received from business owners when announcing the project during a LeClaire Marketing Alliance meeting. We received our first donation before the meeting adjourned!”

The November 2014 “Trivia Night in LeClaire” proceeds have been designated for the benevolent fund, and grant applications have been submitted, as well.

“We're off and running, and excited by the support already received!” they added. Referral arrangements are being finalized with local churches and other likely referral sources. “We don't want to duplicate efforts, we want to provide additional help when existing resources cannot meet the need.”

Members of the club said it is exactly the sort of project the Civic Club non-profit status promotes, “... the promotion of social welfare (with) primary activities (that) are engaged in promoting the common good and general welfare of the community.”

Direct donations to the fund can be made by check payable to “Christmas in LeClaire,” adding “Emergency Fund” on the notation line. Mail to: LeClaire Civic Club PO Box 562, LeClaire IA 52753.

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More information: Joyce Kuehl (H) 563-289-4205

 
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