Renovations

Update June 2021 - Phase 3 Begins June 21

Beginning the week of June 21, we are transitioning to Phase 3 of the Renovation Project. Staff will be available at a temporary desk in the lobby to help place holds on materials from other CCS libraries. 

  • The construction wall on the first floor will be removed and areas still under construction will be blocked off. 
  • Youth and Teen collections will be moved to their new permanent location. 
  • Youth and Teen Desk will be in the lobby area for short period. 

The new North Entrance is close to completion. 

Much of the work scheduled for Phase 3 involves the second floor. Early in July, there will be NO PUBLIC ACCESS to the second floor. 

  • Staff and volunteers will retrieve adult fiction/non-fiction titles and any other items from the second floor.  
  • The Adult Services Desk will be in the lobby for assistance. 
  • Computers will be available on the first floor. 
  • The Movies and Music collection will be transferred to the first floor in their new permanent home. 

We recognize the inconvenience and will do our best to meet your needs. Thank you for your understanding! 

There’s Much to Look Forward To!

This project provides many enhancements to your library experience and improvements to the building. Visitors will enjoy the new seating, carpeting, lighting, and colorful designs throughout the building.  

We are looking forward to a new library that is both functional and beautiful — one that will continue to inspire connection, curiosity, and joy. 

Gallery of Progress and Architectural Drawings

This gallery will continually add progress photos of the renovation.

 Flickr Renovation Album.

YTS Area

 

Holds

 

Outside Side Walk

 

YTS Area 2

 

YTS


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. 

Feedback Survey

In December 2019, we asked for feedback on the Main Library interior renovation. We received nearly 250 responses. 

If you would like to read comments, click the link below, select the blue button "Go to the topic," and then select "Feedback." 

Topic and Comments

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.