Schaumburg Township District Library

130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

847-985-4000

About Us:

The Schaumburg Township District Library serves in excess 134,000 residents in portions of the municipalities Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Schaumburg and Streamwood. With over 1 million visitors each year, the library circulates over 2,000,000 items annually and is the second largest public library in the state of Illiinois.

History:

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.
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 Libray 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. 

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