Library Election Information for April 2021 — Reposted

The links below provide filing information for candidates for the Broadview Public Library District’s April 6, 2021 Election. Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Library is presently available by appointment. Please call in advance to schedule a time to file your petitions.  Also, be aware, petitions must be notarized in advance.

For more information, go to the 2021 Info for Candidates page for Cook County.

Please read the documents below carefully:

Filing dates 2021 election 

Filing Notice

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FACEMASKS REQUIRED

As of Friday, 7/30/21, the Broadview Public Library District will be following the Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines requiring masks for all staff and patrons while in the library – both vaccinated and unvaccinated. We appreciate your cooperation during these unusual times.

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Board Meeting July 22, 2021

The Broadview Public Library District Board of Trustees will be meeting on Thursday, July 22nd, at 7 pm. The agenda can be found here.

The Board Meeting will be held on the main level of the Broadview Public Library District.

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NEW AV FOR JULY 2021

July New AV List

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REOPENING ON MONDAY, JULY 12TH, WITH NEW HOURS

The Broadview Public Library District will reopen on Monday, July 12th. The Library will be open on Mondays through Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm, and on Fridays & Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm.

The lower level of the Library will need substantial repairs. However, the Library will continue to function on the main floor throughout the repair period. We hope to see library users come in to use the library, check out materials, and use the public computers.

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**SPECIAL** VIRTUAL LIBRARY BOARD MEETING – THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021

The Broadview Public Library District’s Board of Trustees will be meeting on Thursday, July 8th, at 6 pm. The agenda can be found here.

The meeting will be held virtually with Zoom. The Zoom information is below:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92245100212

Meeting ID: 922 4510 0212
Telephone access: +13126266799

 

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LIBRARY EMERGENCY CLOSING UPDATE — 7/1/2021

What happened to the Library:

Early in the morning of Saturday, June 26th, the Broadview Public Library District’s electrical system experienced a massive failure. After this electrical failure, the Library’s emergency generator, powered by natural gas, should have come on line to provide emergency services for the building.  For unknown reasons this did not happen. This chain of events caused the Library’s sump pumps to fail. When Library staff arrived Saturday morning, they discovered that the building had no electricity, no lights, and no telephone service.  After investigating the totally dark lower level of the building, they discovered that the building had flooded.  An emergency contractor initially estimated that the building had taken on 15,000 gallons of water.

What the Library is doing to fix the problem:

Emergency contractors were brought in and began a lengthy process of draining the building. Continued rain and high levels of ground water led to the building taking on more water. Ultimately 19,000 gallons of water were pumped out of the building. As of Wednesday, June 30th, the library’s auxiliary power has been restored. This means that the building’s emergency lights, sump pumps, and telephones are working.

Once power is fully restored, the lower level will need extensive repairs.  The damage to the electrical system is unknown and it may have to be, at least partially, replaced.  The status of the furnishings, carpeting, and lower walls will have to be evaluated for cleaning, repair, or replacement.

Why this happened:

Building & emergency contractors and insurance representatives will be investigating the causes of the double failure of the library’s electrical system and its emergency backup generator. At this time, the causes of the failures are unknown.

When will the Library reopen:

Unfortunately we do not have enough information to announce a reopening date. The Library board and administration hope to have the main floor of the library open as soon as the electrical system and HVAC are working normally again. Once those systems are restored we can reopen the main level of the building while repairs are made to the lower level.

What do I do with my library materials:

We are asking that library users please keep any materials that they have checked out until the library systems are back up.

Where can I find out more information about the Broadview Public Library’s status and its ongoing virtual programs and services?

As we know more we will be posting status updates on the Library’s website, www.broadviewlibrary.org and the library’s FaceBook page, www.facebook.com/BroadviewLibrary

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LIBRARY MATERIALS DURING THE EMERGENCY CLOSING

If you have materials checked out from the Broadview Public Library District at this time, we ask that you hold on to them until we are able to receive them. At this time library staff has very limited access to the building and no electricity to check materials in.  As soon as this situation changes we will update this information. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Broadview Public Library District suffered a total electrical failure early in the morning of Saturday, June 26th. That failure, combined with the extremely heavy rains, led to the flooding of the lower level of the library.

The Library’s board of trustees and administration are working to repair this problem.  At this time, we do not have a solid idea of when the Library will be reopening.  We will update the community as we learn more.

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ON-SITE LIBRARY BOARD MEETING – THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021

The Broadview Public Library District’s Board of Trustees will be meeting on Thursday, June 24th, at 7 pm. The agenda can be found here.

The Library Board has decided to meet on-site in the lower level of the library for the May 27th meeting. The meeting will no longer be available through Zoom.

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Juneteenth 2021

The Broadview Public Library District’s staff and board members wish everyone a happy and healthy Juneteenth.

We will have a table at today’s Village of Broadview Juneteenth event. Come by and say hi!

For more information about Juneteenth click here.

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