Public Input Wanted for Fate of Rockford’s Downtown Library
Rockford Public Library leaders will be holding a community meeting Tuesday (tonight) at 5:30 p.m. at the Nordlof Center at 118 N Main Street in downtown Rockford to get the public's input on what they want the fate of the library's main branch to be.
The Main Branch of the Rockford Public Library needs to be renovated due to contaminated soil at the library site. There are a few options for the main branch's future, but library leaders are having trouble determining which would be best for the community. That is why they need our help.
Library officials recently told the Rockford Register Star that tonight's meeting will cover numerous subjects including:
the pending environmental cleanup at the library site, what that could mean to library services and various scenarios being explored by library leaders regarding temporary and permanent locations for the downtown branch.
According to the Register Star, the library and ComEd have been negotiating terms for the library's environmental cleanup for a year, and the entire process is expected to take two to four years to complete.