Schaumburg Township District Library Celebrates 50th Year in Existence During 2012

Hi Everyone!

While this is not purely a genealogical topic, I did want to make blog readers aware that this year the Schaumburg Township District Library is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of serving the people of Schaumburg, Schaumburg Township and the Northwest Suburbs.

For those of you that routinely visit our library building, it becomes hard to fathom that 50 years ago our library started in an existing home on Roselle Road near our current location.  That was our humble start.  Can you imagine that, based on seeing our current library building?

With the support of those we have served throughout the years, the storefront back in 1963 has been replaced with the large 167,000 square foot building we now call home.

I just want to make readers of the blog aware of this very important year and the special meaning it has for the Schaumburg Township District Library.

I also want to provide links to material that exists in the library’s online “Local History” section of our website that provides some descriptive background information on the early formation of the  library back in the early 1960s.

One text description was created in 2008 by our library’s first director, Michael Madden, that provides historical insights into the formative years of the library from 1958 to 1967.  Another text description of the historical aspects of the early library was created by a former employee.  A final link  is a simple chronological timeline describing key events in the history of our library from early on through today.

As genealogists, we all like historical narratives that provide insights into the early histories of people and organizations.  We are always curious about how something started that got us to where we are today.

Enjoy the following “historical” descriptions of our early history as well as our timeline of key events in the history of our library:

Early History Description of the Schaumburg Township District Library (1958-1967) Provided By The Library’s First Director, Michael Madden

Early History Description of the Schaumburg Township District Library Provided By A Library’s Employee, Ad Olson

Schaumburg Township District Library Historical Timeline

Happy Birthday Schaumburg Township District Library!

50 years young and still going strong!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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