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Park Ridge Public Library Renovation 2018

 The Library is "Building Tomorrow" starting May 7. What you need to know.
 

The Park Ridge Public Library has been serving the community since 1913. The current library was built in 1958 and an addition was added in 1977 that doubled the size of the building. 

Because the Library is a central gathering place, we want it to be one of the most welcoming places in the community and are excited about starting a renovation that will create a vibrant, contemporary space.

CHECK OUT WHAT'S CHANGING!

  • Redesigned lobby with vestibule
  • New furniture and carpeting
  • All new Children’s area New technology spaces
  • More study rooms
  • Larger media lab
  • New larger Teen Loft 
  • Upgraded lighting
  • More power outlets
  • Remodeled restrooms
  • Self-checkout stations on first & second floor
  • And more!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

LIBRARY HOURS
Our goal is to maintain regular hours throughout the project. If we need to modify hours during the construction, we will keep you updated via our website. 
 
PARKING/BOOK DROPS

The parking lot and drive-through book drops will be open.

STUDY ROOMS
Study rooms will be replaced with new expanded spaces during the construction.
 
MEETING ROOMS

The first and third floor meeting rooms will not be available throughout construction.
 
LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
Collections will be moving around to accommodate construction. Some items may be stored offsite and access will be limited
the construction, we will keep you updated via our website.

LIBRARY PROGRAMMING
Some programs will be on hiatus or held offsite during construction. The Summer Newsletter (coming in June) will outline programming for the next three months.
 
MEDIA LAB

There will be no access to the Media Lab.
 
TECHNOLOGY
Computers, copiers, printers and the scan/ fax stations will be available but moving to accommodate construction.


PHASE 1 — SPRING / SUMMER 
 
The entire third floor and the current Adult Fiction area will be under construction.
The Teen Loft will be located in the First Floor Meeting Room.
Adult Fiction material is moving to the existing Nonfiction shelves.
Second floor bathrooms will be closed.

PHASE 2 — SUMMER / FALL

The e new Teen Loft will be open on the third floor and the current Nonfiction/Reference will be under construction.

  • The most popular Adult Fiction will be relocated in the new Nonfiction area.
  • Because additional study rooms are being built and existing rooms remodeled, they will not be available until the end of the project.

PHASE 3 — Fall / Late 2018

  • The first floor and Administrative Office on the second floor will be under construction.
  • The Library entrance will temporarily move to the second floor.
  • Children’s collection will be relocated to the second floor. 
  • Circulation will be located on the second floor during this time.
  • The columns at the Prospect Avenue entrance will be replaced.

CHECK BACK OFTEN TO STAY INFORMED
 
Our newsletter, Facebook page and emails will also provide updates.  Access Renovation 2018  FAQs here. 

The timeline is approximate due to the uncertainties of the construction process.

 

 

 

 

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