In case you missed our Wallbreaking Ceremony earlier this month…just press play!
Coming soon…comfy seating area and a fireplace!
The first order of business will be to build protective walls around the work areas.
The first work areas are 1) the new Board Room (3rd floor) 2) the existing Quiet Study Room (3rd floor) and the area below in Youth Services (1st floor). There might be some dust, but no safety issues. Patrons will have access to the washrooms and our collection.
Due to construction, at this time the Quiet Study Room will be closed. Additional study areas are located on the Lower Level.
Changes are underway in our renovation project. All of the shelves in the Youth Services circle area were moved out to the Youth Services main area. Special thanks to Maintenance and Page Services who made the process look easy. There was a lot of lifting and moving of books and shelves.
Expect more updates about the renovation process soon!
After two years of planning, the Niles Public Library officially announced the start of their year-long renovation project. A “wall breaking” ceremony was held this morning with Library Director Linda Weiss highlighting many of the exciting changes that residents of the Library District can anticipate (see “Timeline” for more details).
In attendance at the kick-off ceremony were Village of Niles Mayor Robert Callero, President of the Friends of Niles Library and Village Trustee Chris Hanusiak, and several other Village officials. The Niles Library Board of Trustees, including President Barbara Nakanishi, Vice President Linda Ryan, Treasurer Danette Matyas, Morgan Dubiel and Dennis O’Donovan (Secretary Chris Ball and Trustee Karen Dimond were unable to attend) wielded a sledge hammer to break a ceremonial wall on the 3rd floor where the work will begin this week.
Looking for more photos from today’s ceremony? Click here to access them via the Library’s Flickr account!
The Future, Under Construction information kiosk is located near the entrance of the Niles Library. You will find useful information about our 2013 renovation project. Some materials include FAQs, weekly updates, information about our construction partners, and more.
Stop by and take a look at our project timeline with detailed information and digital image renderings of the project.
We’re so excited to share this experience with you and our goal is to keep you as informed as possible.
Construction Partners Menu Tab
We’ve added a new menu tab for our construction partners. You will find more information about the construction and architecture companies that were chosen for the 2013 library renovation project by clicking on “Construction Partners” above.
Digital Images of Project Renderings
Click on the “Timeline” menu tab to view digital renderings of some of your favorite spaces in the Niles Library as well as the project timeline.
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Please join us on Thurs., Jan. 10 at 8:30am as we officially “break ground” for the Niles Public Library’s 2013 renovation. We will be introducing our project team and providing details on all of the exciting changes. Refreshments will be served. Ceremony held on the Library’s 3rd floor. Register here!