Huntley, IL – The final stages of the Huntley Area Public Library’s two-year building program are taking place as 2021 ends. Parts of the collection are being relocated, new equipment is getting set up, staff are moving into their new spaces, and the countdown is on to explore your FRESH, new library.
Good news, fencing around the library’s parking lot has been removed. What does that mean? Nothing, right now. The library’s temporary entrance will be in use until we close on December 31, 2021 for the final construction stage.
We have walls! The renovation of the library building is on schedule. Here are some pictures of the progress.
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.
The big move continues as shelving and materials are moved into the new Fiction/Nonfiction room, the YA (teen) collection is moved into its temporary area and staff move into offices. Have a look at some of the activity taking place at the library this week.
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.
Phase 2 of the library’s construction project begins in April. Projected closure dates are Monday, March 15 up to Monday, April 26, 2021.
The construction on the addition continues to move along at a rapid pace. The building has risen up out of the ground and is really starting to take shape.
The addition’s exterior walls are in place and the roof is nearly complete. The stone wainscot is almost finished, and it is looking great.
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.
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