Library materials find new home
Monday, October 24, 1988
Observer & Eccentric Newspapers
The move is on.
Books, videocassettes and other library materials are in the process of being moved from the existing facility on the third floor of township hall on Canton Center to a shining new home a stone's throw away south of the administration building.
Hallett Co., a Chicago-based professional library and office mover, was called in to do the job for about $30,000, according to Dr. Jim Gillig, library board member.
Old shelves will be painted on the newly laid carpet without any worry of drips and spills, Gillig explained. All that's made possible by using an electrostatic process which draws the paint to metal surfaces.
Voters approved a 1-mill tax to pay for the $4.5 million building, furnishings and landscaping. Canton accommodates more than 30,000 card-holding patrons who circulate about 400,000 books annually.
A grand opening is scheduled 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. The following day is the target opening.
Canton Residents are asked to use other area libraries while the move continues. However, Canton's drop-off oxes remain open.
[Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin, mover Jack Hallett, Sally DeGraff and Carol Kuchta discuss the battle plan.]
[Jackie Edwards arranges carts.]
[Ron Browe packs books on the third floor of township hall.]
[staff photos by BILL BRESLER/staff photographer]