Construction Projects

Red Carpet, Business Center & Main Corridor

A layout of what the new Circulation Lobby, Red Carpet, Business Center, Learning Center and Make-It Lab will look like. Image courtesy of Tevis Architects.

Large print books and the Business Center are temporarily located in the Learning Center, across from the Holds Room, while the Red Carpet space is being remodeled. Other items, such as games and instruments, that were also located in Red Carpet can still be checked out. Just browse our online catalog and ask a staff member to get the item for you to check out. The remodeled Red Carpet area will have reconfigured shelving to make it easier to find the Large Print items you want. The Business Center will be moved to a larger area where the customer service desk is currently located. These changes are planned to be completed in spring 2019.

Construction is under way on the library’s circulation plaza, the main lobby that includes the customer service desk and checkout kiosks. Bestseller Express and DVD Express items have been moved into the middle of the New Books and Media Room near the computers during construction. The customer service desk is temporarily located on the west side of the circulation lobby. The flooring will also be replaced in the library entrance, circulation plaza and main hallways. This work is scheduled to be completed in spring 2019.

Learning Center and Make-It Lab

The Learning Center will be remodeled and rearranged in spring 2019. This will allow the space to be used for a variety of learning experiences for people of all ages. The Make-It Lab will also be moved from its current location in the northwest corner of the New Books and Media Room to an area next to the new Learning Center. The new Make-It Lab will feature better soundproofing, software and equipment. Construction is planned to be completed in summer 2019.

Claire’s Courtyard (Courtyard and Café Expansion)

Construction Underway

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On May 24, 2018 a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future site of Claire’s Courtyard. This new public space will include a year-round all-weather pavilion, an outdoor courtyard and an outdoor amphitheater for programs and classes. Construction is in progress and is expected to be completed in early 2019.

This exciting project is being funded entirely by private donations raised by the Library Foundation, and is thanks primarily to a generous donation from Dr. Glenn Swogger and the Redbud Foundation. The name Claire’s Courtyard is in honor Dr. Swogger’s late wife Claire.

For more information check out the Facilities Master Plan PDF.

Finished Projects
Finished Projects

North Reading Room – Completed December 2017

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In July 2017 we added doors on the Core First Bank and Trust Reading Room to help keep noise out of this quiet space. In November and December 2017 we installed new shelving for the periodicals collection which was then moved into the North Reading. New furniture for comfortable seating was added at the same time in addition to more tables for individual study.

Team Rooms – Completed October 2017

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In June 2017 work began in the Reference room removing the four existing study rooms and replacing them with eight new Team Rooms. Construction was completed in October 2017. The new Team Rooms provide a quiet space equipped with technology for groups of six people or fewer. Each room has a small conference table, a glass dry erase board (bring your own markers), and a 42” monitor with Microsoft Office, internet, speakers and a web cam.

You can reserve a team room online or in person on the iPad outside each room. You can reserve a room up to seven days in advance for up to three hours a day with your library card.

Cafe Entrance – Completed October 2017

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In July 2017 work began to create an opening between the Millennium Cafe and the new books, movies and music area. This project was completed in October 2017. This new entrance allows you can check out your new book, grab a beverage and a snack, and sit down to read. We have a check out station right by the new cafe entrance for easy access.

Pedestrian Plaza – Completed May 2017


We improved the entrance to the library with a beautiful pedestrian plaza with raised flower beds and seating.

For more information check out the Facilities Master Plan PDF.