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.
Construction workers getting to the roof.
The beginning of 3 support structures to make the 3rd floor of offices.
View inside one support structure.
Side view of the back pillar structure.
New window installation on first floor of the building facing East Jackson St.
A Crane moving construction items up to the roof on the west side of the building.
The image below shows an inside look of the build staircase being torn down.
The image below shows progress being made to expand the building through the previous overhang parking area.
The image below shows the machine used to drill underground to add support structures.
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.
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.
Doorway to the community room on the 2nd floor.
View inside the new community room as walls go up.
Another look into the new community room.
The image below shows progress in the Adult Services area.
The image below shows the progress made on the Adult Services workroom where staff while have their desks.
The image below shows the Information Technologies staff offices being constructed.
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
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.