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Includes the Library's East Expansion.
Library Negotiates Bond Arrangement, July 1970
From left to right – unknown, unknown, Mrs. Selma Regan Petty, Skokie Public Library trustee; Mayor Albert J. Smith, Mayor, Village of Skokie; Rabbi Karl Weiner, Skokie Public Library trustee; Miss Mary Radmacher, Chief Librarian, Skokie Public Library
East Expansion Groundbreaking, February 5, 1971
From Left: L.O. Green, former President of Library Board; Chief Librarian Mary Radmacher; Library Trustee Diana Hunter; Library Trustee Selma Regan Petty; Library Trustee Howard Hummer; Walter Flintrup, President, Citizens for the Library (and later a Library Board member); Rabbi Karl Weiner, President of the Library Board; Mrs. Albert J. (Angie) Smith, wife of Mayor Albert Smith.
East Expansion Topping Off, June 2, 1971.
From left: Library Trustee Dr. John M. Wozniak; Library Trustee Diana Hunter; Library Board President Karl Weiner; Skokie Mayor Albert J. Smith; Library Trustee Howard Hummer; Library Trustee Selma Regan Petty; Chief Librarian Mary Radmacher; Library Trustee Donald H. Kraft.
On the roof: man waving on the left is Principal Architect James W. Hammond of Hammond and Roesch; man waving on the right is Library Head Custodian Earle Smith.
Installation of Elliot Balter's Swans sculpture into the library’s Water court. Foreground: Earle Smith, the library’s head of maintenance, directing placement of the sculpture (1979)
January 14, 1970
February 11, 1970
February 18, 1970
March 11, 1970
March 18, 1970
April 8, 1970
May 13, 1970
June 3, 1970
July 22, 1970
August 5, 1970
August 14, 1970
September 9, 1970
October 19, 1970
November 11, 1970
December 9, 1970
Invitation for Bids for Skokie Public Library East Expansion