Hinckley Library District asks for $1M in federal aid to relocate public library

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood backs funding proposal, says ‘Libraries are the heart of our communities.’

Rylie Roubal, Hinckley Public Library District director, talks Thursday, April 27, 2023, about some of the storage problems that keep her office full in the current library. The hope is to renovate and move the into a larger space in a building that was donated to the library district. The renovation project has received $750,000 in federal funding and is hoping to receive another grant this year.

“The building has some issues and needs a complete overhaul before it can be turned into a library.”

—  Rylie Roubal, Hinckley Public Library director
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, talks to students after she toured the semi-conductor lab Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at the Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology building in DeKalb. Underwood was visiting NIU to celebrate the university receiving $1.5 million in federal funding to upgrade its microchips manufacturing lab.