“Public input needed on Rockford Public Library decisions” – 2012 Guest Columns

Source:  The Rock River News, Jan. 18 – 24, 2012

“What’s your dream library?” – April 3, 2018

Source: Rockford Register Star 4/3/2018; by Corina Curry, Susan Moran, front page and A5


“Library’s next move: Reimagine downtown” – 1/30/2018

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/30/2018; by Corina Curry

from “Discovering Your Roots” … Jean Lythgoe and Jan Carter, Rockford Public Library, 2018

Source:  Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Winter 2018, page 125

“Library Wants Input on Sullivan Center” – June, 2012

Source: Rockford Register Star 6/26/2012; by Corina Curry, Max Gersh photo

“Temporary Rockford library bright and inviting” – 12/11/2017

Source:  Rockford Register Star 12/11/2017



Rockford Public Library remodel and reconfiguration – 1967

Source:  Library photo collection.

The third floor of the library was added, 2 more public elevators were added, air-conditioning and some areas climate control was added (and more).  Parking extended to the river; later this became bike path and park area. The photo shows how much space was added to the south.  Approximately 90% of the old library was still intact in this lower photograph.

Rockford Garden Club, 1970-1971 – Calendar of Programs

Source: Rockford Garden Club Booklet