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
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
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
nationally by fire fatalities has dropped to the
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
-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
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,”
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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