Interior Renovations

Making the library safe for all

This interior renovation was planned for 2021. However, with the current pandemic crisis, the Library Board of Trustees and City Council agreed that the work should be done sooner. The placement of furniture and collections, new office areas and staff work stations create more space and allow for ample social distancing. It is the hope of the Library and City that the Library will be ready to open safely in Stage 5 of the Illinois Reopen Plan.

First Floor
• Circulation Desk removed and replaced with 5 self-checkout stations
• Holds placed near the self-checkout stations
• Old Reference Desk removed and replaced with the New Books
• Three new staff desks placed near the self-checkout stations
• Two offices added to Teenspace
• Additional computers added to Teenspace

Second Floor
• Two new staff desks replace the Reference Desk

Lower Level
• Youth Services Desk removed and replaced with a staff desk
• Tween shelves moved to create additional space