Tour three new Chicago-area public libraries with LAMA

Contact: Lorraine Olley

(312) 280-5036
For Immediate Release

March 29, 2005

Tour three new Chicago-area public libraries with LAMA

CHICAGO – Librarians interested in a unique opportunity to view the best in recent public library construction will want to participate in the “Tour of Three New Chicago-area Libraries,” a preconference offered by the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) on June 24 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago.

Participants will tour three new public libraries: Oak Park Public Library, Elmhurst Public Library and the 95th Street Naperville Public Library. Two of the libraries opened in October 2003 and they have been deemed outstanding successes. The Elmhurst Library includes a drive up circulation window and children's room with a park-like design. Oak Park Library incorporates an automatic materials handling system, underground parking garage and a growing “Art In the Library” program. Participants will get behind the scenes and interact with the library staff. The day ends with a reception sponsored by Agati Furniture. The registration fee includes transportation and lunch.

Register before May 21 at to receive the discount rate. To request additional information or to register after May 20, contact Doll Thorn-Hawkins at or 1-800-545-2433 x5032. Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended.

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