Library Board Plans Renovation for Fall

July 28, 2017
Jeannie Dilger
Executive Director
dilgerj@lagrangelibrary.org
(708) 215-3273

The Library Board is happy to announce that a planned renovation to the La Grange Public Library will begin this fall. We plan to fix wear and tear on the building and respond to the changing needs of the community. In total, over 6,900 square feet will be updated to improve service to the La Grange community. Thanks to everyone who participated in recent surveys and focus groups.

Users will enjoy an additional 700 square feet of space, and early learning play-based opportunities will be enhanced in the youth area. The lobby will also be refreshed to make the most popular library collections—movies, music and new books—even more convenient for patrons. Visitors on the go will now be able to easily access popular materials within several feet of the front entrance, making it easy to check out materials. Also, after almost 10 years and 2 million visitors, worn carpeting will be replaced.

Funds have been set aside annually to complete this renovation. In anticipation of these changes, $980,000 has been accrued for building enhancements and improvements in the special reserve fund. Therefore, there will be no costs passed on to taxpayers for this update. 

As part of the renovation process, the Board is asking for additional community feedback.  Please join us for one of our community input sessions:

The renovation is anticipated to begin in late fall 2017 and last for four to six months. Library services will continue during that time. More details and plans will be posted on this site as they become available, as well as on the Library’s Facebook page.