Transition to new library begins
The view from Seventh Street.
Although we are closed to the public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and comply with Gov. Pritzker's Stay at Home order that lasts through April 30, we have begun the transition to the new library at 227 S. Seventh St. Construction details are wrapping up with landscaping, interior finishes, furniture installation, and more. We are packed and prepared for the move, and we are working with the moving company to establish a moving date. We are grateful to our essential building team and crews for their work on this project. To be safe during this time, they use smaller crews to provide for appropriate social distancing and work according to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. You can view interior photos of the new library at https://www.gpldnewbuilding.org/post/a-look-inside-the-new-library.
A sunset view from Sixth and Campbell streets.
In addition, Geneva Park District approved plans for the playground to be added at the corner of Sixth and Franklin streets, and we hope construction will begin later this spring. You can view plans for the new park at https://www.genevaparks.org/_pdf/Library-Park-2020.pdf. We will provide additional updates with information on our moving date and our prospective opening date as we know more. We appreciate your patience as we work with a fluid schedule in response to COVID-19.
Looking at the Reading Rotunda, top right, from Seventh Street.
WE ARE STILL AVAILABLE TO HELP: While we are closed through April 30, we are still here to serve you. Contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and phone, (630) 232-0780. We are here to assist you and can answer questions about your PIN so you can access your account, how to use our Digital Library, offer tech support for your devices, provide book recommendations, and more.
The main entrance which faces Franklin Street.
The grand staircase leading from the lobby to the second floor.
A look at the main entrance (left), and the customer service area (center).
The outdoor play area, Discovery Terrace, which is off Kids Landing on the first floor. This is the view looking toward Seventh Street.
Another view of Discovery Terrace (looking toward the main entrance).
The Franklin Street view.
A long shot taken from Seventh Street. The Reading Rotunda is on the upper left. The drive-up window is the second window from the left.