Local health measures are improving. Vaccines are widely available. The library construction project is nearing completion. We are all ready to turn the page on this long, challenging year.
As we look to the Illinois reopening, we are excited to announce these expanded services:
A slate of free, in-person events welcomes you back to the library campus this summer. Sign up to attend outdoor art workshops, storytimes, and concerts. Online programs will continue, too. Find everything that’s going on at calendar.VAPLD.info.
If you've used curbside pickup recently, you may have noticed the progress on the outside of the building, including roof work and grading. On the inside, the ceiling and floor are being installed in the drive-up window work space, and the main entry doors went in this week.
When the project is done, the new drive-up service window will improve access, safety, and convenience for everyone. Inclement weather and supply delays have put the project slightly behind schedule, but the contractor is working Saturdays to complete the job as quickly as possible. We’re expecting this to be around the middle of June.
You’ll soon be able to enter the library building, browse the shelves, and use the public computers and copy center. The construction project includes a new covered walkway from the parking lot and a redesigned main entry.
Vernon Area Public Library is committed to providing library services in a way that protects library workers, patrons, and the most vulnerable members of our community. We’re moving toward expanding services and building access as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your continued support and many kind messages over these past months. We look forward to seeing you in person!