Public libraries are more than just places to rent out a few books. Between offering different classes and hosting events, public libraries are a major resource for those that know how to use it to their advantage.

Rockford Public Library's new location on N Wyman St. is waiting for the go ahead from the City Council according to WTVO. The new library will have a drive through book drop off, learning laboratories, and a riverfront plaza for people to sit outside and enjoy their book.

Although it's still in the early planning stages, Rockford library Board of Trustees VP Jamie Getchius believes construction will begin by 2021. The Rockford City Council will meet later this month to vote on the three plot plan for the location.

The new library isn't just good for Rockford residents who use their services, it's also beneficial for the surrounding businesses as well. More foot traffic for the library will hopefully bring in some to the businesses in the area as well. Projects like these are part of the reason why Rockford was named 1 of 17 downtowns making a comeback in the USA.

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