Renovation News

Susan McNeil-MarshallLibrary renovations will begin in September but preparations are already under way. Furniture, shelving, and materials are being moved around daily. As always, staff are available to help you find what you’re looking for. Keep watch here for updates.

The nonfiction area will be the first space worked on. When you walk into the Adult Department, you'll notice bookshelves where there used to be open space, the Spanish and ESL collections, and public computers. The nonfiction collection has taken up temporary residence there. It's a new look but don't get too used to it!

The Teen collection is on temporary shelving in the area the nonfiction collection was in. This will allow us to keep that collection accessible as the Teen area undergoes a big change.

Interior work is slated to begin in September. The Library will remain open during the renovation. Please excuse some construction noise, books and collections being moved around, and some sitting or studying areas not being available.

As always, ask us if you need help finding something. We'll be happy to help you out.

What will be happening in the Library? An interior renovation of the adult, teen and children’s departments.

  • New layout of books, resources, study rooms and meeting spaces
  • Throughout the building needed upgrades will be made
  • Walls and doorways will be removed or added to create new rooms
  • All public areas of the library will be painted
  • New carpet installed in public areas


Why are we doing this? To meet 21st century technology and library user needs.
 

  • Early literacy resources and center for children
  • Technology enhanced teen space
  • Improved adult floorplan
  • Computer Lab established on main level


These services and resources will not change:

  • Building will be open with normal operating hours
  • Checkout of books/materials will be unaffected
  • Computers, copiers and printers will be available
  • Wi-Fi and database access will be provided
  • Library Art Gallery will host monthly art exhibits
  • Monday morning Job Club will offer resume help

The Circulation Desk and lobby will not be undergoing extensive renovation at this time. Staff will always be available for assistance!

 
A Moving Experience

Wondering how the nonfiction section was moved? Wonder no more--here's how it was done.

 

 
Bookcases on the Move
Posted by Woodridge Public Library on Thursday, August 20, 2015

 

 
Library Needlers

Safety Cone. Click for pattern.Monday, September 21, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Calling all needle workers! Join us for conversation and companionship and to work on any needle-related project. Bring your own supplies and learn from each other. Everyone is welcome, beginners to advanced.

The Needlers will be meeting in the Lobby during the Library renovation. Click the safety cone for a free pattern.

No registration required, just come in any time.

 
Library Art Gallery: John Wiet

Burkhart Farm by John WietJohn is an internationally published and award-winning photographer with over thirty years of experience in portraiture, equine sports, and fine art photography.

In addition to his passion for photography, John also competes in various local and international salons with his images. He holds a Masters Degree from the Professional Photographers of America and is the recipient of a Kodak Gallery Award.

John and his wife Dee are longtime residents of Naperville where they share their home with their dog, cockatiel, and two horses.

You can view more of his work at johnwiet.com.

 

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