This has been an incredible week. Staff and crews have worked feverishly to bring nearly 2,900 sq. ft. of materials, equipment and offices back into the main library. When our doors reopen on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 you will immediately notice the difference in the library you knew and the library as it is today. We know it will be different, and we know it will feel cramped. It is only temporary as we begin the next stage of the building program.
If you are a regular library user, you probably already know that we are closed from October 16th through the 22nd.
If you’ve been to the library lately, you have probably noticed that changes are taking place. It could be shelving moving locations, collections being moved, tables and seating areas being reconfigured.
Last month, the library made a presentation to earn a bond credit rating from the rating agency Standard & Poor’s. We earned an AA rating, which greatly helped with investor interest in our bonds. Basically, the higher the rating, the lower the amount of interest paid by the district and the more attractive the bonds become to investors. On Thursday, June 6th, the library sold its bonds. The result was…
A crew was at the library today to acquire samples to test the soil composition to determine how much weight it can hold for the new library structure and parking lot.
Engineers visited the library today to mark the site for soil borings. Soon, a crew will be on-site to do utility markings.
Over the next couple of months, the library will be completing schematic design work and then go into design development for the building addition & renovation project. After that, the architects will need to produce construction documents and then prepare for bid. Below are some of the basic milestones for the project going forward. Please be aware that these dates are tentative. Building projects have a great deal of variability…
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Huntley Area Public Library building project. To view at fullscreen, find this icon at the bottom right side of the viewer to expand.
See the proposed Site Plan of the renovated and expanded Huntley Area Public Library that includes additional parking, a new detention area, closer access to Parisek Park and more.