The Lincolnwood Public Library begins a renovation project in February. The improvements will meet increasing demand for functional, dynamic, innovative and collaborative spaces, while allowing for major planned improvements such as a new roof and updated HVAC.
We will phase the project to remain open during construction, and access will be maintained to the library’s most popular items.
Sections of the library, including the program rooms, will be closed off during the renovation. Once construction begins, we will host programs at alternative locations. The library has partnered with Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation to house several of our book clubs and popular children’s storytime programs at the Community Center. We are also working with area businesses to continue special events around town. Look for the programs labeled OFFSITE in EVENTS on our website, or in the LIBRARY newsletter to note the special locations.
The library has been preparing by saving funds for this improvements project, and does not plan to levy any special taxes to fund the renovation. At the conclusion of this process, we will have a library that can satisfy the growing demand for access to resources, educational programs, improved technology infrastructure, and a space for everyone in our community to gather and learn.
• New roof and HVAC for energy efficiency
• Consolidated staff areas for more public space
• Collaborative study and meeting spaces
• Coffeehouse-style area with vending
• Flexible program spaces
• Improved, energy efficient lighting
• Comfortable new seating
• Outdoor seating and patio
• Better access to popular materials
• Improved technology infrastructure