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UPDATE: March 28, 2024

More progress photos.

progress photo of the study rooms

View of the three new study rooms on the first floor. The glass panel walls and doors still need to be installed.

 

photo of the glass conference room walls

View of the 10-person conference room on the lower level. The glass panel door still needs to be installed.

 

image from the inside of the conference room

View from the inside of the conference room.


UPDATE: March 26, 2024

The last phase of the project is underway. Today, Monday, March 26, workers put up the walls for the first-floor study rooms, and next up is installing the glass walls and doors to complete the rooms. If you’re at Cook Park Library this week, please watch out for materials staged on the first floor and lower level.

The work should be done by the end of the week, but construction timelines are unpredictable. We’ll keep you posted on any changes! Thank you for your continued patience and support while we improve the Library’s spaces.

collage of three images of the construction work at cook park library

 


UPDATE: March 13, 2024electrical work in the new study room area

Work is moving along — although it may not look like it. The electrical behind-the-scenes work included the installation of outlets in the newly framed study room wall on the first floor and in the ceiling of the new conference room on the Lower Level.

Updates can be found here as work continues. Thank you for your continued patience and support while we improve the Library’s spaces.

 

 


UPDATE: February 28, 2024

The project is on week two. Here is a snapshot of the work that has already been done since last Monday:

image of construction work on the lower level of cook park library in libertyville

Lower Level Conference Room

  • Carpenters set up dust control measures. You can’t miss the temporary plastic “walls”!
  • Electricians and HVAC crews relocated ceiling lights to make way for the glass walls.
  • Electrical outlets were installed in the floor.

First Floor Study Roomsimage of construction work on the first floor of cook park library in libertyville

  • Digital Studio 2 was moved to its new location in the adult computer area.
  • Carpenters framed new wall sections.

Updates can be found here as work continues. Thank you for your continued patience and support while we improve the Library’s spaces.


February 16, 2024

Your Library Board of Trustees and staff regularly explore ways to keep our beautiful facilities fresh and relevant to meet your needs and make every visit an enjoyable one. This spring, Cook Park Library in Libertyville and Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills will see new improvements to enhance your Library experience.

two renderings of the improvement projects

Conference Space & Additional Study Rooms

One part of the Library’s strategic plan is to optimize space at Cook Park Library in Libertyville to provide more private and collaborative workspaces for remote workers and students. In support of this strategy, three new private study rooms as well as a new 10-person conference room will be added.

Work begins on Monday, February 19 and the rooms should be completed and ready for use by early April. Patrons will have access to all materials during this time.

Visit cooklib.org/services/room-reservations for more information on how to book a room at either Library location.  

Funding

These projects are funded from reserves set aside by the Library Board for infrastructure improvements and maintenance. These reserves help keep our buildings useful, attractive, and well-maintained for your enjoyment for years to come.

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