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Renovation 2018

The Park Ridge Public Library has been serving the community since 1913. The current library was built in 1958 and an addition was added in 1977 that doubled the size of the building. After four decades, our much loved and used Library is showing signs of wear and tear; nor does it meet our patrons’ 21st century technology needs. Because the Library is a popular gathering place, we want it to be one of the most welcoming places in the community and are excited about starting a renovation that will create a vibrant, contemporary space. Throughout the years we have asked for your input on surveys, and this renovation reflects your ideas. More comfortable furniture. Quieter spaces. Larger teen space. Faster technology. Upgraded bathrooms. And much more! You asked. We listened.

Construction started on May 7 and will last six to eight months in three phases.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience during this project. But in the end, it will be well worth it.

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What You Need to Know

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What to Expect During Construction

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Construction Updates

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May 18

May 11

Getting Ready for Construction


Your Future Library

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What can you expect during construction? Learn More.

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The redesigned Lobby with an interior vestibule and new book return area creates a welcoming entrance to the Library. More pictures.

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The second floor Quiet Reading Room includes a fireplace, club-style chairs, table seating and the magazine and newspaper collection. More pictures.

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The Children's Services Department boasts a playful design with bright colors and a more open floor plan with new spaces for technology, study and learning activities and a self-checkout station. More pictures..

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The new Teen Loft, overlooking Uptown, features a contemporary design with vibrant colors, more comfortable seating and access to power. More pictures.

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The new layout includes two additional Small Group Study Rooms. The contemporary design treatments, comfortable seating and brighter display shelving create a relaxing atmosphere. More access to power and semi-private study carrels will accommodate library users with their own devices. Self-checkout stations are a convenient added feature. More pictures.

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