In the early days of the library construction project, the significant progress being made wasn't as obvious to the casual observer as this week's developments: The exterior walls went up and steel for the roof and decking are being installed, giving a clearer view of what lies ahead.
If all goes as planned, the library building will reopen for public access around June 1, after construction has wrapped up. That construction — a new drive-up service window, entryway, and covered walkway from the parking lot — is on track for a late-May completion. After that, we’ll need a few days to shift operations into the new space before reopening the new front doors.
The details of the building reopening are still being worked out. But here's what you can expect:
All building reopening plans hinge on local COVID-19 measures moving in the right direction. If the situation changes, we may need to pause.
Thank you for continuing to do your part to help bring the pandemic to an end. As a reminder, Lake County is now vaccinating frontline workers, anyone age 65 and older, people 16 and up with underlying health conditions, and certain essential workers. Get info about vaccine safety and efficacy, and how to schedule your appointment at VAPLD.info/coronavirus.
Staff continue to enjoy seeing your (masked) faces as you use the curbside service! We greatly appreciate your patience, grace, and understanding as we work to serve you. Librarians are available daily to assist you: get live help.