Tuesday, January 23, 2007
History of the Schaumburg Township District Library
The Schaumburg Township District Library went through a number of changes from 1958 to the present day. In 1958, a committee was organized to begin plans for forming a library. After bookmobile services and a private library were available in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates respectively, voters approved a tax-supported Schaumburg Library in 1962; in 1963, it opened in a house near the corner of Roselle and Schaumburg Roads. In 1965, a new library was constructed, and in 1972, building expansion was completed. The Hoffman Estates Branch opened in 1976, and an addition to the Central Library was completed in 1987. In 1993, the Hanover Park Branch opened, and in 1997, the library broke ground for a new Central Library, which was completed in 1998. The new building was designed by Phillips Swager Associates, constructed by Turner Construction, and decorated by Chicago Designs. There is a time capsule located outside the building’s main entrance to be opened in the future.