This article and the three proceeding articles show the earliest efforts of community leaders to organize a community library for the Round Lake Area. This article indicates that the Village of Round Lake Park had it's own village library, which the mayor announced he was discontinuing.
This article informed the public that adult books were available to borrow three afternoons per week from the library at the Round Lake Consolidated Grade School, (now Magee Middle School building). Funds were provided by the grade school Board of Education, and donations. Books were also received on loan from the State Library.
This article called for a planning meeting of village officials and educators from the whole Round Lake area to decide whether to form a volunteer library organization, or form a library district with taxing powers.
This article recounts the court battle to create a library district for the Round Lake Area that would exclude a section in Avon Township from the proposed Grayslake-Avon District.
Round Lake News, June 29, 1967
From the Round Lake News, 1967
Round Lake News, November 30, 1967
News source of first article not known. Photo by the News-Sun, 1967.
News source not known, 1967.
Before there was a library district, there was a Round Lake Area Library Assn. Shelves were to be provided in the high school library for books.
Articles are from Round Lake News, September 21, 1967 and October 12, 1967.
Round Lake News, January 18, 1968. Last part of article is incomplete due to fact that whomever tried to preserve this article, actually glued the wrong side of the story to the backing sheet.
News source not known, but probably from the Round Lake News, 1968.
Round Lake News, August 15, 1968 and October 10, 1968.
This is a sample of the invitations sent to residents of the Round Lake area upon the opening of a section of the Round Lake High School library for the residents' use. 1968
Residents who visited the Round Lake Area Library Assn. adult section in the Round Lake High School library, were treated with refreshments. Opening evening was May 27, 1968.
News source unknown, dated May 27, 1968.
Round Lake High School opened it's doors to residents of the community with an adult collection of fiction and non-fiction books available for checkout from the Round Lake Area Library Assn., May 27, 1968.
News source not known, 1969
Acknowledgement of a book donation from Mrs. Gladys Larson, 1969.
Round Lake News, July 1969
News source not known, 1969.
News source not known, July 10, 1969.
Accolades from R.J. Forehand, Superintendent of the Round Lake High School to the organizers of the Round Lake Area Library Assn.
News source not known, ca. 1969.
Book donations offered to the library from Dr. G.A. Goshgarian, M.D.
This is representative of how many businesses and corporations responded to requests for financial support to the fairly new library association project.
Village of Round Lake Park grants permission to have a tag day July 25, 1969.
Village of Round Lake Beach grants permission to have a tag day July 25, 1969.
Village of Round Lake Heights grants permission to have a tag day July 25, 1969.
Village of Round Lake does not grant permission to have a tag day July 25, 1969.
Round Lake News, April 1972.
New-Sun photo, 1972
New-Sun article is part of previous news photo, 1972.
Round Lake News, April 3, 1972.
Round Lake News, April 13, 1972, article goes with previous page.
Round Lake News, 1972
These headlines are for the following article.
Mrs. Lahti was hired in March, 1972. The mentioned $35,000 grant was from the federal government with and addtional $6,000 from the Northern Illinois Library System headquarters in Rockford, Illinois.
Round Lake News, probably March 1972.
Mr. James Smith, not to be confused with Mr. James Smith, Librarian of the Round Lake High School, was hired to be Library Director in May, 1972, to take charge in early June. Mrs. Lahti, who was hired in March, 1972, was temporary librarian for two months.
News source unknown, probably November of 1972, informing the public of the benefits of passing a referendum to levy taxes in support the library.
News-Sun, December 1973. This article and the following nine articles weigh in on the pros and cons of annexation as well as the results of the referendum.
Continuation of article with photo.
Editorial from the Round Lake News/Lakeland Press, 1973.
When promised state funds didn't come in as expected in 1973, Mr. Jim Smith, Librarian asks the local villages for assistance. Last two words of article nearly cut off are "corporate thing."
Part of the push to get referendum passed, December 1973.
Anti-annexation viewpoint, News-Sun, December 1973.
Referendum information, December 1973.
Referendum results, December 1973.
News-Sun reports results of referendum, December 1973.
In spite of various obstacles, library board members continue to make plans for a permanent library that meets the needs of the Round Lake communities. News source not known, 1973.
In an effort to inform library patrons of what the library had to offer, a column appeared in the Round Lake News on a weekly basis. Most articles are undated.
Round Lake News, undated.
News-Sun, January 16, 1974.
One of the qualifications for running on the Board of Trustees is to file a Statement of Economic Interests with the Lake County Clerks' office.
Round Lake News, undated