Saying Farewell To The Old Library

Say goodbye to the library as you have known it. We’ve emptied the existing building and moved into the addition. Phase two has begun. Here are some of the final photos of the old space that we’ll get to show you for a while as the space is now being renovated. The next time you see it, you probably won’t recognize it! We’ll see you on April 26.

Halfway There – Week of 4-11-2021

The last cart of books has been moved into the new part of the library. As you can see, what was once empty is now full and what was once full is now empty… Say goodbye to the old library, the next time you see it, you might not recognize it with its FRESH new appearance!

Phase 2 begins. Renovations and construction on the original library building has started. They are getting to work on the drive-up window and new entrance.

First Look: The Children’s Area of the New Library Addition

Progress. Every day, staff and partners for the construction project are moving forward to complete Phase one and get us ready for Phase 2.

While the library is closed for construction up to Monday, April 26, 2021 it is a great opportunity to provide a sneak peek at the new Children’s Area.

We cannot possibly be more excited to reopen so that you can see and experience it in person, but for now, this will have to suffice.

Building Program Update – July 2020

It is an exciting time at the Huntley Area Public Library. We are thrilled to continue our reopening procedures and look forward to gradually providing more services in the future, as the pandemic situation allows. Meanwhile, progress on the new Huntley Area Public Library continues at a rapid pace.

Building Program Update 3-25-2020

Despite the COVID-19 situation, the library’s construction project continues to move forward. Gilbane Building Company, the library’s construction management firm, is following all recommended guidelines to ensure that members of the trades, staff members, and the public are safe while work is performed. The library is doing its best to use this mandatory closure to its advantage to get certain aspects of the job done now to avoid more closures later and reduce the impact … Read more

Building Program Financial Update

Dear Residents: We have good news to report regarding the financial health of our building project! Through sound financial planning, the referendum approved for $12,900,000 by voters will only result in $12,245,000 payback, saving taxpayers an average of over 5% annually. Also, the bond will be paid in 19 years instead of 20, saving taxpayers even more. After the overwhelming 67% approval of the referendum in April 2019, the library received a bond rating of … Read more