Poplar Creek Public Library District

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Poplar Creek Public Library District is a public library in Illinois, United States which serves residents of Streamwood, Hanover Park, Elgin, Schaumburg, and Bartlett. Created by a 1966 referendum in Streamwood, it currently has one main Streamwood facility and one Hanover Park branch. It serves 66,000 residents, though many of its towns are served only in-part by Poplar Creek, with other residents being patrons of the Schaumburg Township District Library, Gail Borden Public Library District, or the Bartlett Public Library District.

Poplar Creek Library became a United States Federal and State document depository in 1980. Its collection contains approximately 160,000 books 19,000 other items. It is a member of the DuPage Library System.

In 2009, an expansion and renovation of the facility was designed by Lonn Frye and AJ Rosales of Frye Gillan Molinaro Architects.[1] This expanded facility has been the recipient of a 2009 GE Edison Award of Merit,[2] a 2010 AIA Chicago Design Excellence Award for Interior Architecture,[3] and it was also awarded the title of #1 New Landmark Library in May 2011 by Library Journal Magazine.[4]

The Sonya Crawshaw Branch Library in Hanover Park was completely renovated and expanded in 2013. Itasca, IL based Williams Architects was the architect for the project.

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  1. ^ Frye Gillan Molinaro - official website
  2. ^ 2009 Award of Merit Winners Archived 2011-09-29 at the Wayback Machine - GE official website
  3. ^ 2010 Interior Architecture Awards Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine - AIA Chicago official website
  4. ^ 2011 New Landmark Libraries Archived 2011-05-15 at the Wayback Machine - Library Journal official website


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Coordinates: 42°0′31.1″N 88°10′28.2″W / 42.008639°N 88.174500°W / 42.008639; -88.174500