New owners of the BookWorm Café are open for business.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
After a potential tenant backed out of its deal, the public library turned to a short-term solution before something before
The New Lenox Public Library indeed is a place for study and research, but it's also a place that the board of trustees and director Kate Hall want to make comfortable for readers. While several attempts at filling the front of the building with a café have failed, the library is still working to offer a spot where people can take a break from research or study without having to leave the building. Last month, the Library Board of Trustees learned that the Bookworm Café would not be fulfilling its contract for the café space in the library. The board charged Hall to look at different options for the space. A survey for community residents asked for input on what residents would like to see in the space. Read about why Bookworm Cafe …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Just four months after opening in September 2011, the Book and Bean Too Cafe closed in the library. On Monday, the library board approved a contract with a new vendor who will fill the vacant cafe space.
The New Lenox Public Library's on-again, off-again relationship with a cafe is on—again. On Monday, the library board approved a contract with a new vendor who will fill the vacant cafe space. Just four months after opening in September 2011, the Book and Bean Too Cafe closed in the library because of the owner Kim Stoltz's health. Since its closing in January 2012, the library has met with a number of potential tenants. "It's still very sad with Kim leaving with her health, but we're excited to have a new person coming to the cafe," library director Kate Hall said. "We had it sitting empty for two years and we do not want that to happen again." The cafe was a welcomed addition to the library, which saw the space sit empty for two years …