Winnetka Library Adult Room, 2/28/2018

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The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District is excited to announce upcoming renovations to both locations in 2018. The renovations have been drawn up with great thought and consideration in effort to further the Library’s position as a collaborative partner in our communities.

Thanks for your patience while we make improvements. We are sure you will love the finished product and look forward to celebrating with you at the Grand Re-Opening in summer 2018.

Stay informed on the renovation project



Construction is going to be happening in two phases with completion expected in June 2018.

We are excited to have Phase I of our renovation, the asbestos abatement, completed for the re-opening of the Winnetka Library on March 5.

Please note that Phase 2 of the renovation will then be in full swing and will be ongoing through June 2018. A few things to note as we return to services:

• The building will be pared down to the essential functions. We will have temporary lighting & furniture, new books will be easily accessible, and The Studio will be fully functional.
• Parking will be limited, due to construction vehicles and dumpsters. We would encourage patrons to allow extra time for parking.


Asbestos abatement in the Winnetka Library (Jan. 29 – March 5)
• Removal of asbestos ceilings on the main level; including the lobby, Lloyd and main reading room

Phase II:

Interior construction at Winnetka Library and the Northfield Branch Library
Winnetka Library (March 5 – June 15):
• New ceilings, which will provide better sound absorption; and new acoustic panels in the reading room to aide in sound absorption
• New fire alarm
• Addition of three new small group study/meeting rooms
• Refresh of the quiet room to make it a more comfortable quiet reading and workspace
• New LED lighting
• Renovation of existing bathrooms to make them ADA accessible
• New circulation desk
• New carpeting throughout the lobby, Lloyd room, reading room, quiet room & mezzanine
• Addition of RFID technology, providing self-check kiosk options in the lobby and Youth Services areas and an automated return system

Northfield Branch Library (March 12 – April 20):
• Renovation of the existing restrooms, with new sinks, toilets, hand dryers and changing tables.


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