Galesburg library

TSPR Local
10:43 am
Wed April 9, 2014

City Council Approves Library Funds

Credit Jonathan Ahl

The Galesburg city council voted five to two in favor of investing $2 million to help the public library qualify for a $16 million state grant.

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Three Parcels Involved
6:27 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Plans Continue for Galesburg Land Swap

Galesburg City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

The City of Galesburg and the library are preparing to exchange some parcels of land.

The library would receive two city-owned lots that are next to the land where a new library will be built on West Main Street. A hotel once stood on the site but it closed years ago and has since been demolished.

The city would receive one library-owned lot next to the former OT Johnson site. The department store building  burned down several years ago.

Mayor Sal Garza said both the city and the library would benefit.

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