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Storage shed was converted into a Library in 1984.

Storage shed was converted into a Library in 1984.The Community Club owned an 800 sq. ft. metal storage building located at the south end of the Village Plaza. Primary use was a place to store the life-size figures that comprised Christmas decorations placed each year on Soda Dam and subsequently in Fr. Fitzgerald Park. The Club donated the site to the Village, and in 1984, Mayor Maudell Berglund applied for a LSCA Title II grant to remodel the building for use as a library. (The Library Services and Construction Act, enacted in 1962 by Congress, provided federal assistance to libraries for the purpose of improving or implementing library services or undertaking construction projects. A primary aim of the LSCA was to provide funding for underserved and/or disadvantaged communities in need of library service.) That original storage building comprises the southernmost structure of today’s library.