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

Not Your Typical Monday — Or What We Like to Call, Trashing the Trailers

It’s not a typical Monday at the Huntley Area Public Library. The day usually begins with a cup of coffee and a quick recap of what we have going on this week. Not today. Today on a rather gray, rainy morning, the construction crew was hard at work demolishing the temporary trailers that used to be the Children’s Area of the library and the program room.

Important Alert: The Library is closed March 15 up to April 26, 2021 as staff begin to move into the new addition and phase 2 of the building program begins. Read More
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