Archive for June, 2009

Books being ordered!

In a previous posting on this blog, we discussed the fact that we will need to create a collection of books, DVD’s, CD’s, etc to put on the shelves at the Eastern  Branch.  Our two book selectors have been working hard – and while it’s fun and easy to come to the library or bookstore […]

June 26, 2009 · Amy · One Comment
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Yes, the work is continuing on the site. As I drive down Locust, I noticed recently when parking lots were created, berms were added. At our Eastern site, we are also putting in berms. So, why do we have berms? Berms are part of a bufferyard. According to the Davenport Municipal Code, a bufferyard is […]

June 25, 2009 · sschulte · No Comments
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General Contractor Announced

At their board meeting on Tuesday June 16th, the Davenport Public Library Board awarded the construction contract for the new Eastern Branch to a local firm, the Bush Construction Company.  One of our next steps will be to schedule our formal groundbreaking.  We’ll announce that date and time as soon as it’s available!!

June 18, 2009 · Amy · No Comments
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Topsoil Removed

As was pointed out in an earlier blog, location is of prime importance. It is necessary to be sure the right people will frequent a business or buy a home. Just ask any realtor! However, in construction, location is also important because of the foundation of the building. If the soil conditions are too marshy, […]

June 16, 2009 · sschulte · No Comments
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Selecting CD’s

Do you like to listen to music CDs and do you have your favorite artist or song? If so, when you come into the library, you head right for the area that has your artist or album. But you are just one person. We have to decide if other patrons also like that same artist […]

June 10, 2009 · sschulte · No Comments
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Location, location, location

When searching for a new home, the conventional wisdom is to pay attention to location, location, location.  When siting a library (or any other business) location is vitally important as well.  We’re excited about our new location in northeast Davenport.  It has easy access (just turn north on Eastern Avenue from 53rd Street); it’s close […]

June 9, 2009 · Amy · No Comments
Posted in: Book Collection, construction

Fundraising Update

As you may have seen in the Quad City Times, the FRIENDS of Davenport Public Library have been successful in raising the funds needed to match the challenge grants received from the Bechtel Trust and the Vision Iowa CAT grant. We’re grateful to every donor, large and small, that has contributed to our Branching Out […]

June 5, 2009 · Amy · No Comments
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More than construction!

  Actual construction is important in our new Eastern Branch and as you can see from the pictures, we are now moving the dirt. But behind the scenes, we are also working to prepare for opening the new branch. Once you step into the building, you are going to expect to see a collection of […]

June 2, 2009 · Amy · No Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: Book Collection, construction, LEED