Memorial Day Hours

The Main Library is Closed Sunday, May 29, through Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Both Branches are Closed Monday, May 30.

Renovations

Gallery of Progress

This gallery will continually add progress photos of the renovation.

 Flickr Renovation Album.

new north entrance sign
teen room
teen area
baby area
youth reading
video games
youth area
storyroom
youth sign
podcasting studio
workshop area
the workshop sign
New Sign
Lobby
welcome
North Hoffman
Rand Road
Workshop
Sewing

The Wait is Over! Come See Our New and Improved Library

Although in some ways the 90s may be back in style, we're glad that we're not anymore. Out with the mauve and beige color scheme and in with modern furniture, brand new technology, and a color scheme that propels us into the 21st century. 

We started the yearlong renovation project in November 2020 at the Main Library and since its completion in October 2021, we have been happy to welcome our members back into our building. In December 2021, we began renovations at our Branches and completed them in March 2022. 

Ever since we reopened, members have marveled at the new and improved Library. They're pleased by the refreshed colors and are very surprised at the brighter atmosphere. And they are even more surprised by the new spaces to explore.

Come visit the Main Library or any Branch location to discover what all the hype is about! 

At the Branches the fresh look and new furniture mimic the renovation colors and style of the Main Library. 

Each 1200 square foot branch had a complete makeover with new carpeting, LED lighting, paint, furniture, desks, and shelving. The total project budget for the branches is $500,000.

The new Adult Information Desk is located at the top of the stairs to the right and staff are ready to assist. 

The Second Floor Study Rooms are now available. Make a reservation.

Meeting Room 3 and Board Room are currently not available.

We thank you for your understanding and patience! 

First Floor

Lobby - The expansive lobby provides a friendly welcome to visitors and residents. The new lobby features a digital display, space for art exhibits, and book displays. 

Café - The café, conveniently located in the center of the Library adjacent to the lobby, features healthy vending options and an inviting gathering space. 

New Materials - New fiction, new non-fiction, “hot” picks, movies, music, and video games are located in this “marketplace” area on the first floor for quick convenience and browsing. 

Makerspace - The Workshop - This space is intended to inspire members to express their creativity, to work on projects, and design whatever they can imagine with equipment they may not have access to already. Computers, audio/video recording equipment, and new resource tools for self-led and collaborative creation are a great benefit to entrepreneurs, artists, crafters, and novices of all ages. Among the many resources included: 3D printers, laser cutter, cameras, microphones, sewing machines, button maker, heat press, die cut press, various hand tools, and much more! Programs and classes are held in the working lab also in this area.

Elementary Learning Space - A new open space for school age children features interactive activities that inspire creativity and employ fun while learning. 

Early Literacy Area - The updated younger children’s area includes developmentally appropriate collections, play areas, and learning opportunities for toddlers and preschoolers. 

Storytime/Program Rooms – These new children’s programming rooms include an updated look, a digital monitor, and a kitchenette for enhanced activities. 

Sensory/Nursing Room - This new room features frosted windows, white noise, and a locking door for privacy for nursing mothers. Sensory bins containing noise-cancelling headphones, manipulatives, and a weighted mat are included to promote calming strategies for those experiencing sensory overload. 

Teen Space - This special partially enclosed area covering over 2,000 square feet is designated just for teens for studying and group work. A gaming section offers video game consoles for teens to play together. 

Second Floor

Adult Collection - The adult collection, fiction and non-fiction, are located on the second floor, creating a generally quieter atmosphere, reserving more social activities for the first floor. 

Study Rooms - Study rooms are popular and book up fast, so the number of study rooms have been increased from eight to fifteen, with several single-person study rooms. All new rooms feature whiteboards and a digital monitor for projecting.  

Quiet Reading Room - This popular space captures the serenity of the pond view and provides an exclusive reading area. The Quiet Reading Room is located on the second floor apart from nosier, active areas. 

Meeting Rooms - These three digitally equipped meeting rooms of various sizes are used for the numerous meetings and programs scheduled each day. The Library hosts 1,400 programs a year with an attendance of over 39,000 children, teens, and adults. 

Board Room - New acoustic panels update this room that is also available as a meeting room. 

Where Can I Find It?

Quick Overview

Existing Building Square Footage: approx. 90,000 sq. ft.  

Renovated Areas Square Footage: approx. 70,000 sq. ft.   

Project Length: October 2020 - January 2022 (estimated)   

Total Project Budget: $6.8 million (includes Main Library and both branches)  

  • Funding Sources, operating revenues (approved by taxpayers April 2019), state grants, and private donations
  • Bond issued - financed over 20 years  

Architect: Engberg Anderson Architects  

General Contractor: F.H. Paschen 

Naming Opportunities

As part of our interior renovation plans starting Fall 2020, we are making available an even greater way for our community to become involved.

Make an investment into your community by supporting the Library with a donation in exchange for naming a section of the Library for yourself or a loved one.

Visit our donation page for details.