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October 11, 2021: What's Happening Project Burnham Video Update

September 21, 2021: What's Happening Project Burnham Video Update

August 23, 2021: Construction Photos Update

Construction crews have been busy this month! We are entering week 17 of phase one. We are still on schedule for moving to phase two in November, which is when the Ottawa Street side of the building will be done and the team will begin working on the Chicago Street side. This week, bathroom tile will be installed. 

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July 26, 2021: Make No Little Plans Video

Make no little plans! Check out footage from our recent groundbreaking ceremony, what the renovation looks like and learn about our vision for the future.

July 16, 2021: Construction Photo Updates

      Photos from this week's construction! Drywall is up around much of the second level.

         

June 25, 2021: Construction Updates

Phase 1 is still going strong! However, there is quite a bit of dust on the other side of the wall, so we haven't had the chance to get pictures in a week or two! There haven't been many activities that have affected our patrons or staff (just the occasional bang or noise) but there is a plastic tarp downstairs on the lower level leading to the DMS and bathrooms. Construction crews are working over there and have built another interior temporary wall in our tech services department. 

June 3, 2021: Construction Updates

Week 5 of Phase One! This week, crews worked on shoring up the beams in the ceiling and installing door frames before they can drywall. You can also see the hole that was dug on the Clinton Street side of the building, which will be used as a new staff entrance. 

    

    

May 27, 2021: What's Happening Project Burnham Video Update

May 13, 2021: Construction Updates

Our Construction crews are working hard on the Burnham side of the building, clearing away bathrooms and making way for new study rooms and office spaces. Our old Circulation desk is gone and on the second level, they have removed the safety glass which surrounded the original staircase. 

Next week, they will be cutting into the floor on the second level (it will be LOUD if you are planning to visit on Monday!) to create a new feature which will showcase the original building. 

Second floor construction   Staircase   Circulation

May 6, 2021: What's Happening Project Burnham Video Update

     

May 4, 2021: Phase 1 is Underway!

Yesterday, our construction crews completed a temporary wall sectioning off the Burnham (Ottawa Street/West) side of the library. On the first floor, they will be clearing out what was the AV room, Joliet Room, Circulation desk, Storytime Room and Youth Services Office to be converted into the new Local History area, Adult computer area, a meeting room, Adult Services workroom and study rooms. 

On the second floor, the Business Office, Technology Office and Adult Services offices will be converted into storage, meeting rooms, a conference room, and the Administrative and Youth Services workrooms/offices.

The Ottawa Street Entrance is now closed and the Chicago Street Entrance is open.

Construction  Business Office Construction  Construction Meeting Room B  Joliet Room Construction

April 29, 2021: What's Happening Project Burnham Video Update

 April 29, 2021: Ottawa Street Entrance and Lobby

Beginning Monday, May 3, the Ottawa Street Entrance and lobby will be closed due to construction. Please use the Chicago Street entrance on the east side of the building.

The Circulation desk and self checkouts will be near the Chicago Street entrance, right when you walk in (pictured below). 

     

April 5, 2021: Project Burnham enters Phase 0

Construction has begun! Staff will be moving work spaces, as well as our collection to accommodate construction. Construction will begin on the Chicago Street side of the building on the Chicago Street Entrance, as well as a new security office, which will be opened up to the public as one of Project Burnham's goals. 

     

January 4, 2021: Advertisement to Bid

October 6, 2020: Joliet City Council ratifies ordinance for Project Burnham bond sales

The bonds will be paid through library reserves and the Rebuild Illinois Community Development Initiative, a capital improvements grant. In the coming weeks, we will continue meeting with our architects and construction management team on design. Construction is expected to start early next year!

We extend a heartfelt thank you to both Illinois Senator Pat McGuire, who chose Project Burnham as a regional project for the grant, and Illinois Senate President Don Harmon for believing in our vision to be a learning destination in downtown Joliet. 

August 20, 2020: Library Board voted to engage Shales McNutt Construction (SMC) as construction management company for Project Burnham 

After an extensive RFQ process, SMC has been chosen as the construction management company for Project Burnham. SMC has worked on 12 Illinois public library remodeling projects and received glowing reviews. They will soon begin working with Engberg Anderson Architects and library leadership to finish the design. We are hoping to break ground in early February. 

July 27, 2020: Thank you, Senator Pat McGuire! 

On behalf of the Joliet Public Library and our staff members, our Library Board of Trustees and friends of the library in our community, we would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Illinois Senator Pat McGuire for choosing Project Burnham as a regional project for the capital appropriations bill. The funding from this bill will allow us to modernize our historic Ottawa Street building, benefiting generations of Joliet residents for years to come, without additional property tax costs.

Senator McGuire is a true advocate and champion for the library, which stands for literacy and learning, acceptance, inclusivity and community. We thank him for believing in our vision and helping us achieve our full potential, building the library that our great community deserves.

July 21, 2020: Joliet City Council approved the sale of bonds for Project Burnham, which will be paid off through state capital funding over the next six years. 

July 21, 2020: Deadline for Statement of Qualifications 

July 2, 2020: Request for Qualifications: Construction Manager

Addendum #1

June 26, 2020: Joliet Public Library Selected for State Capital Appropriation Bill, Funding for Project Burnham 

The Joliet Public Library is excited to announce that Project Burnham, the library’s plan for the renovation of the interior of its Ottawa Street Branch at 150 North Ottawa Street, will be funded through library reserves and new state capital funding. READ MORE...

March 9, 2020: Engberg Anderson Architects will visit Joliet Public Library's Ottawa Street Branch to meet with staff on March 18 to discuss interior design and the floor plan.

February 24, 2020: Engberg Anderson Architects will visit Joliet Public Library's Ottawa Street Branch to meet with staff on March 4 to discuss mechanical systems.

February 4, 2020: Engberg Anderson Architects visited Joliet Public Library's Ottawa Street Branch to meet with staff and discuss preliminary floor plan

 

April 29, 2021: What's Happening Project Burnham Video Update

 April 29, 2021: Ottawa Street Entrance and Lobby

Beginning Monday, May 3, the Ottawa Street Entrance and lobby will be closed due to construction. Please use the Chicago Street entrance on the east side of the building.

The Circulation desk and self checkouts will be near the Chicago Street entrance, right when you walk in (pictured below). 

April 29, 2021: What's Happening Project Burnham Video Update

 April 29, 2021: Ottawa Street Entrance and Lobby

Beginning Monday, May 3, the Ottawa Street Entrance and lobby will be closed due to construction. Please use the Chicago Street entrance on the east side of the building.

The Circulation desk and self checkouts will be near the Chicago Street entrance, right when you walk in (pictured below). 

     

April 5, 2021: Project Burnham enters Phase 0

Construction has begun! Staff will be moving work spaces, as well as our collection to accommodate construction. Construction will begin on the Chicago Street side of the building on the Chicago Street Entrance, as well as a new security office, which will be opened up to the public as one of Project Burnham's goals. 

     

January 4, 2021: Advertisement to Bid

October 6, 2020: Joliet City Council ratifies ordinance for Project Burnham bond sales

The bonds will be paid through library reserves and the Rebuild Illinois Community Development Initiative, a capital improvements grant. In the coming weeks, we will continue meeting with our architects and construction management team on design. Construction is expected to start early next year!

We extend a heartfelt thank you to both Illinois Senator Pat McGuire, who chose Project Burnham as a regional project for the grant, and Illinois Senate President Don Harmon for believing in our vision to be a learning destination in downtown Joliet. 

August 20, 2020: Library Board voted to engage Shales McNutt Construction (SMC) as construction management company for Project Burnham 

After an extensive RFQ process, SMC has been chosen as the construction management company for Project Burnham. SMC has worked on 12 Illinois public library remodeling projects and received glowing reviews. They will soon begin working with Engberg Anderson Architects and library leadership to finish the design. We are hoping to break ground in early February. 

July 27, 2020: Thank you, Senator Pat McGuire! 

On behalf of the Joliet Public Library and our staff members, our Library Board of Trustees and friends of the library in our community, we would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Illinois Senator Pat McGuire for choosing Project Burnham as a regional project for the capital appropriations bill. The funding from this bill will allow us to modernize our historic Ottawa Street building, benefiting generations of Joliet residents for years to come, without additional property tax costs.

Senator McGuire is a true advocate and champion for the library, which stands for literacy and learning, acceptance, inclusivity and community. We thank him for believing in our vision and helping us achieve our full potential, building the library that our great community deserves.

July 21, 2020: Joliet City Council approved the sale of bonds for Project Burnham, which will be paid off through state capital funding over the next six years. 

July 21, 2020: Deadline for Statement of Qualifications 

July 2, 2020: Request for Qualifications: Construction Manager

Addendum #1

June 26, 2020: Joliet Public Library Selected for State Capital Appropriation Bill, Funding for Project Burnham 

The Joliet Public Library is excited to announce that Project Burnham, the library’s plan for the renovation of the interior of its Ottawa Street Branch at 150 North Ottawa Street, will be funded through library reserves and new state capital funding. READ MORE...

March 9, 2020: Engberg Anderson Architects will visit Joliet Public Library's Ottawa Street Branch to meet with staff on March 18 to discuss interior design and the floor plan.

February 24, 2020: Engberg Anderson Architects will visit Joliet Public Library's Ottawa Street Branch to meet with staff on March 4 to discuss mechanical systems.

February 4, 2020: Engberg Anderson Architects visited Joliet Public Library's Ottawa Street Branch to meet with staff and discuss preliminary floor plan

 

 

 

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