Hinsdale Public Library Renovation Project Part 2

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Hinsdale Public Library Renovation Project Part 2

  1. 1. Self-checkout stations and internal book returns were added to enhance convenience for patrons.
  2. 2. Once the new entrance opened, demolition began on the old entrance hallway.
  3. 3. Workers opened some bricked-in windows to allow more natural light into the remodeled staff offices.
  4. 4. After demolition was complete, framing, electrical and plumbing work commenced for the new public restrooms, teen area and staff offices.
  5. 5. View from Lobby During Construction View from Library Offices During Construction The former entrance door from the Memorial Hall lobby remains, but it’s walled-in and no longer functional.
  6. 6. Phase III Also brought some needed attention to the first floor’s Large Meeting Room.
  7. 7. On December 17 th and 18 th Furniture movers delivered and assembled dozens of new desks, chairs and tables throughout the library.
  8. 8. Furniture in various stages of assembly
  9. 9. This space at the north end of the first floor is now filled with fiction books. The new library entrance can be found in the upper left-center of the photo.
  10. 10. Phase IV
  11. 11. New shelving units and their decorative end panels are installed throughout the lower level and first floor.
  12. 12. The new Teen Lounge is a focal point of the first floor.
  13. 13. Jeff Lewandowski, resident computer guru, installs upgraded computers into the newly decorated and furnished Teen Lounge.
  14. 14. To the east of the new Teen Lounge are the work area and offices for reference and circulation staff.
  15. 15. New window shades on the lower level and first floor will reduce glare, decrease energy consumption, and prevent light damage to library materials .
  16. 16. On the second floor, a cozy reading area is created between two rows of shelves.
  17. 17. Before and After A Few of the Changes the Renovation Project Brought to the Library
  18. 18. Lower Level: Youth Services Desk
  19. 19. Lower Level: Youth Services Department
  20. 20. Lower Level: Large Meeting Room
  21. 21. Lower Level and First Floor: Computer Furniture
  22. 22. First Floor: Circulation Desk
  23. 23. First Floor: Reference Desk
  24. 24. First Floor: View of Balcony
  25. 25. First Floor: Teen Lounge
  26. 26. Second Floor: View from Balcony
  27. 27. Grand Reopening Celebration
  28. 28. On April 13, 2008, the Hinsdale Public Library celebrated the completion of its renovation project.
  29. 29. Lynn Elam, Anita Scholtens and Michaela Haberkern greet guests at the door.
  30. 30. As guests arrived, they received Passports to Reading . By getting stamps at six stations throughout the library, they would become eligible for a prize drawing later in the day.
  31. 31. Lance Anderson stamps a passport at the Reference and Adult Services Desk.
  32. 32. The Friends of the Hinsdale Public Library held a popular mini book sale at the celebration.
  33. 33. Young Adult Librarian Becca Boland checks passports in the updated Teen Lounge.
  34. 34. Circulation staff veterans Chris Wilcox and Linda Burke were on hand to demonstrate the new self-checkout stations to library guests.
  35. 35. Jan Perry of Technical Services offers to give a tour of staff areas on the lower level.
  36. 36. St. Isaac Jogues student Gabriela Lastres and Boy Scout Brandon Weller sort through donated items received via a book drive for an elementary school in Chicago.
  37. 37. Activities in the Youth Services Department on the lower level drew large crowds all afternoon.
  38. 38. … and the tasty refreshments didn’t hurt
  39. 39. Also on the lower level, aquarium and fish expert Diane Bennett (at right) answers kids’ questions.
  40. 40. The Renovation Slide Show plays on a loop in the Large Meeting Room
  41. 41. Later in the afternoon, a couple of celebrities arrived. Curious George and Clifford kindly volunteered to help at the Circulation and Youth Services Desks.
  42. 42. During a break, they relaxed in the Teen Lounge.
  43. 43. Lisa Goetzelman (Assistant Head of Circulation), Robert Shutack (Vice President of Library Board of Trustees) and Susan Nedza Lastres (President of Library Board of Trustees) welcome visitors to the library.
  44. 44. Both face and body painting were must-do activities for the kids.
  45. 45. For some young residents, the Art Gallery space on the second floor was the last stop on their passport tour.
  46. 46. The trustees and staff of the Hinsdale Public Library thank you for your support and patronage during this exciting and challenging renovation project.
  47. 47. The End

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