Construction Progress

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Here is a view of construction happening on the S. East Street side of the library. The staircase is shown being torn down as the building expands into the previous overhang area used for parking.

A Crane moving construction items up to the roof on the west side of the building.

Staircase teardown

The image below shows an inside look of the build staircase being torn down.

Staircase teardown

The image below shows progress being made to expand the building through the previous overhang parking area.

Overhang expansion work

The image below shows the machine used to drill underground to add support structures.

Structural Support Drilling

Construction on Corner of South East Street and Olive Street

In this area we see construction work happening along the Olive Street and S. East Street corner of the library building. This area is adjacent to the existing library patio. 

The image below shows the construction of the base of the building being expanded toward Olive Street.

Exterior View of Olive Street building expansion

The image below shows the progress made on the expanded area.

Interior view of the adult services staff workroom

The image below shows the concrete encasement of the expanded portion of the building.

Interior view of IT offices

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Moving inside the library, here are images of the progress being made on the second floor. The Adult Services department will remain located on the second floor.

The image below shows progress in the Adult Services area.

Interior view of construction in the Adult services area

The image below shows the progress made on the Adult Services workroom where staff while have their desks.

Interior view of the adult services staff workroom

The image below shows the Information Technologies staff offices being constructed.

Interior view of IT offices

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Thank you for your interest in the Bloomington Library expansion project! Help us reach our goal by donating.

Help fund the Capital Campaign for the Library's $25.2 million expansion and renovation project.If you'd like your donation to also be used to add tiles to our Mosaic fundraiser, make sure to indicate that in the "Comments" field.

  • Donate Online
    • Make a donation to the Bloomington Public Library Foundation using your credit or debit card.

 

  • Make a 1-to-3-year pledge
    • Complete the Pledge Card form if you're interested in pledging a donation to The Campaign for Your Future Library. This pledge would be paid incrementally over a period of time not to exceed 3 years. After the form is submitted, you will be contacted by someone from the library.

 

  • Donate via check
    (donating via check eliminates service fees)
    • Make your check out to Bloomington Public Library Foundation
    • Bring the check to the Circulation Desk or mail it to:

      Bloomington Public Library Foundation
      205 E. Olive St.
      Bloomington, IL 61701

Concept Art of South East Street Side of Building

Floor plans of all three renovated levels of the library are available. The left side of the images align with S. East Street, the bottom side of the images align with the parking lot and E. Jackson Street. The right side of the images align with S. Prairie Street, and the top side of the images align with Olive Street.

Proposed 1st floor layout

Proposed 2nd floor layout

Proposed 3rd floor layout