The Century Walk Corporation


February 2, 1997 — Source: Naperville Sun, The (IL) — Author: Cathy Reidy

Naperville Century Walk is considering a site at Nichols Library for one of its upcoming projects.

Begun last year, through funds generated from the city's hotel/motel tax and donations from the private sector, the Century Walk plans on creating three pieces of artwork in the downtown area each year over the next 10 years.

A sundial is proposed for the northeast corner of Nichols Library property, Jackson Avenue and Eagle Street.

The project would be completed for next year.

The sundial was donated to the library by the Council of Naperville Area Garden Clubs.

Marcia Lebeau, the administrative services manager, explained that a piece of the sundial has broken off.

Learning its lesson over a situation that occurred two years ago, when the library removed a trolley from the children's section of Nichols Library, the Naperville Library Board will be seeking the opinion of the Council of Naperville Area Garden Clubs over the sundial's future.

"I would be really uncomfortable making any decision unless the donors are involved," said Mary Ellen Barry, a library trustee.

The trolley donated to the library in part by the Naperville Junior Woman's Club, was removed to make way for additional book shelves that now hold over 8,000 children's materials.

The Junior Woman's Club was not informed of the decision until it was too late for the trolley to be included as part of Safety Town.


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