Answers: Questions about library book return, 36th and Payson Road, 54th and State

Posted: Feb. 10, 2012 9:26 pm Updated: Sep. 20, 2013 4:53 pm

Why does the Quincy Public Library no longer have a drive-up book return?

Nancy Dolan, executive director of the library, says two drive-up locations are being planned and hopefully will be ready this spring. The old book drop area was removed after the library was renovated and a new entrance was constructed. Exact locations will be announced. There is still a book drop area under a canopy by the front entrance, but patrons do have to get out of their vehicles to use it.

What is the brief history and purpose of the building off the northwest corner of the intersection of 36th and Payson Road? I heard it was a former airplane landing area.

The area was used as Quincy's airport for many years, until Quincy Regional Airport was built east of town. The building was an old airplane hangar.

Could the stop lines at 54th and State please be repainted?

Jim Frankenhoff of the Adams County Highway Department says a contractor has been hired to repaint the lines and he hopes they are done soon. "We are working with a contractor to do a lot of countywide repainting this year," he said.

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