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					October 25, 2002                                                                                                                                             Tom Tom • News                   5
Renovations ensue at Antioch Library...

Library renovation means a move       space for books and technology.        energy efficient. Also present was
By Kyle Moncelle
                                        Following the completion of          an environmentally unsafe light
   The Antioch Public Library construction, the library staff                system.
reopened its doors on September closed the old section of the library           Once completed, estimated
30 after being closed for several to moved everything into the new           Spring of 2003, the library will
months due to the addition of a part.                                        boast a new heater, electrical
new building.                           What will ensue is a renovation      outlets where there weren't outlets
   With its rapidly growing of the old building, which will                  before. New carpets and staff


                  “
collection of                                           eventually           offices will added as well.
books and the                                           house all adult         The renovation of the old
library’s space Once the construction on                books,      and      building and the opening of the
b e c o m i n g the old building is fin-                public meeting       entire library, both buildings
more and more                                           areas, while the     included, will open up more job
cramped, the shed, we will move back                    new building         opportunities, "As many as are
decision was into it as well and make                   will    contain      available in the budget," said
made to create                                          children's           LaBuda.
a new building use of all of our space.                 books,      staff       “It’s only a temporary move,”                                                        Photo by Kyle Moncelle
                                                                                                                     A PLACE TO PARK: A spacious new parking lot is only one
to make more                       -Barb Wetherbee offices,         and      said Antioch Library staff member
room for books
and more space
                                                   “
                             Administrative Assistant, t e c h n i c a l
                                     Antioch Library services.
                                                                             Barb Wetherbee, Antioch library
                                                                             employee, “Once the construction
                                                                                                                     of the new features of the renovated Antioch Library.
                                                                                                                     inspection caused a delay in              According to LaBuda, the new
for technology.                                            According to      on the old building is finished, we     original reopening, and also a          parking lot is open to the public
   The      new                                         Kathy LaBuda,        will move back into it and make         new parking lot with many spaces,       and contains 65 "wonderful"
building currently features a room Antioch Library Director, the             use of all of our space.”               which will eliminate parking            spaces. "You won't have to park in
specifically for periodicals and reason for the renovation was                  The 1800 square foot building        problems experienced by patrons         Timbuktu just to get to the library,"
also a lower level, providing more the fact that the building was not        includes an elevator, whose             in the past.                            she said.



Grade schools 'Team up for Safety'
By Matt Ward                          would also commemorate those           to be more widespread, the fact is         More recently, a child that          is starting a new program called
   Area grade schools recently firefighters who have perished while          eight out of ten fire deaths occur      participated in the Fire Prevention     Adopt-a-Fireman. The fireman will
participated in the nation wide on duty.                                     in the home. Although the number        Week activities went home and           be assigned to a class and they will
Fire Prevention Week as October         Bush officially declared the week    of fire fatalities has dropped          recognized that they did not have       check the progress of the class four
began. The Antioch fire department of October 6 through October 12           significantly over the past decade,     a working alarm in their house.         or five times a year.
was able to speak with and inform as Fire Prevention Week, though            the percentage of fires that occur      The family was on a fixed budget            The idea behind this program is
students from almost the entire first activities are preformed throughout    in the home has remained steady,”       and Vandevoorve was able to             identical to Fire Prevention week,
through fourth grade classes from the month. “It has worked out              said James Shannon.                     locate one at the station and bring     but will be modified and spread
the Antioch schools, including the great,” said Jeff Vandevoorve, the           The Antioch Fire department has      it over for the family. The child was   out so the children understand it a
W.C. Petty and St. Peters schools. Assistant Chief at the Antioch Fire       had success stories due to their        made to feel uncomfortable in an        little better.
The motto for the                                             department.    involvement. One child was home         environment with out a fire alarm           The Fire Prevention Week
event this year was
“Team up for Fire
Safety”.              “   ...Eight out of ten fire to supply
   Fire Prevention deaths occur in the home. material and
week is sponsored Although the number of information
                                                                A website
                                                              was set up
                                                                             alone and when a fire started in the
                                                                             garage she was able to get out of the
                                                                             house and go to the neighbors, just
                                                                             as she was taught.
                                                                                                                     and that is one of the goals of Fire
                                                                                                                     Prevention Week.
                                                                                                                        Normally Fire Prevention Week is
                                                                                                                     also for kindergartners but Antioch
                                                                                                                                                             Website contains information on
                                                                                                                                                             the activities, as well as a home fire
                                                                                                                                                             escape plan guide, www.FirePreven
                                                                                                                                                             tionWeek.org

nationally         by fire fatalities has dropped to                   the

                                                                                                                                               November
the          National significantly over the past 2 6 , 3 5 4
Fire       Protection decade, the percentage departments
Association (NFPA) of fires that occur in the participat-
and was recently home has remained steady ing.                        “We
endorsed
President George
                   by                                     “
                                        -James Shannon teach them
                                                CEO, NFPA what sort                                                  Fri. Oct.. 25             Gymnastics Tryouts
Bush. “Every year,                                            of clothes
fires      needlessly                                         can catch                                              Sun. Oct.. 27             NHS Induction Ceremony 2:00
take lives and destroy homes, on a fire and how they should exit
natural habitats, and livelihoods. the house,” said Vandevoorve. The                                                 Fri. Nov. 1               Autumn Dance 7:30-10:30
                                                                               Sequoit
This year, as we observe Fire importance of using and frequently
Prevention Week, I ask all citizens testing fire alarms was covered                                                  Mon. Nov. 11              NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)
to take responsible steps to prevent along with possible home hazards
fires at home and outdoors and to that could cause a fire and what to                                                Mon. Nov. 11              Boys Basketball Tryouts 8:30
ensure that safety and emergency do if a hazard is encountered.
plans are in place and in practice,”

proclamation.
                                        The importance of Fire Prevention
said Bush on his October 4 Week was discussed by the CEO of
                                      NFPA on their website. “Although
                                                                               Affairs                               Sun. Nov. 17
                                                                                                                     Thurs. Nov. 28
                                                                                                                                               SADD Volleyball Tournament
                                                                                                                                               NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)
   Bush went on to say that by news coverage of high-rise and                                                        Fri. Nov. 29              NO SCHOOL
observing this week Americans other public occupancy fires tends


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