After months of careful planning, renovation on the Forest Park Public Library will begin in September 2019.
The Board of Trustees decided to move forward with the renovation in February 2018. Since that time, an architect and construction manager have been hired to create plans, organize the project, and assist with the bid process.
The $1.3 million project will update both levels of the library including service areas and staff space. See the Virtual Tour here.
Phase One of the project will see the lower level closed to staff and the public. Youth Services and Young Adult Services will set up temporary spaces on the main level. This will include small portions of the collection.
During the first phase, the public will have access to the main level collection as well as the computers. Certain services and portions of the collection will be unavailable at times during the renovation. Specific information will be available in August concerning disruptions in services and programs.
In the late fall, work will be completed on the lower level and begin on the main level. During this time the main level will be closed to staff and the public.