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Library History

History of the Schaumburg Township District Library
1958   Committee organizes to investigate forming a library.
1960   Fox River Vally Regional Library Association starts bookmobile service to Schaumburg Township.
1961   Privately supported public library called Arthur Hammerstein Library opens in Hoffman Elementary School.
1962   Voters approve the formation of a tax-supported Schuamburg Township Public Library.
1963   Library opens in a house near the corner of Roselle and Schaumburg Roads.
1965   A new library on Library lane is constructed and opened.
1968   Lower level of library is finished and Children’s Department is opened.
1970   Referendum for a new, larger library passes by a 5-3 margin.
1972   Central Library building expansion is completed.
1976   First branch, the Hoffman Estates Branch Library, on Hassell Road opens.
1981   Voters approve an increase in the library tax rate to .295.
1983   Residents of Elk Grove Village portion of Schaumburg Township vote to remain with the library.
1987   Addition to Central Library building is completed.
1988   Form of governance changes from township to district library.
1992   Hoffman Estates Branch Library moves into a new facility in Hoffman Estates Village Hall.
1993   Hanover Park Branch Library opens.
1995   Referendum approving new Central Library passes by a 7-3 margin.
1997   Library breaks ground for new Central Library building in Town Square.
1998   New 166,500 square foot Schaumburg Township District Library opens in Town Square.
2002   New 9,700 square foot Hoffman Estates Branch Library is rebuilt at 1550 Hassell Road.
2005   Library breaks ground for new Hanover Park Branch Library building in Hanover Park.
2006   New 9,000 square foot Hanover Park Branch Library opens August 24, 2006.