July 8, 2019 Update This week marks the one year anniversary of the start of construction on the library building. The first phase included new [...] Continue…
September 22, 2019 Update
The Grand Re-Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. We hope you can join us! To register, please visit our online calendar at: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=VPPL&curID=400949
Here are the activities for the day:
Please join us on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Villa Park Public Library as we celebrate our grand re-opening! The day’s activities will include: a ribbon-cutting, tours of the library’s new and refurbished spaces, highlights of the library’s history, and fun activities for the entire family. We will be featuring crafts, music, light refreshments, and other surprises!
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Welcome from the Board President and guest speakers
Ribbon cutting (approximately 10:15 am)
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Storytelling with Princess Beauty and Pirate Quigley (registration required)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Library refreshments will be served
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Self-guided library tours
September 11, 2019 Update
July 30, 2019 Update
July 8, 2019 Update
This week marks the one year anniversary of the start of construction on the library building. The first phase included new connections to water and sewer, new storm drains, new parking lot, three new rooftop HVAC units, new bathrooms, lighting, and the new elevator near the new entrance and stairway.
This past April, staff and patrons moved into the new addition so work on renovating the existing building could begin. The second phase is well underway with Wight Construction removing the old roof, boilers, and air handlers, and installing the new roof, storm drains, seven additional rooftop units, and windows. This past month, the new study rooms, youth program room, and quiet reading room are taking shape.
We had hoped to have more landscaping completed this past spring but a very wet May blocked progress on that front. However, plantings are now slated for later this summer/early fall.
As construction winds down this August and September, we will be gearing up for moving our collections into their new locations. Be sure to check for updates on our web site as summer progresses.
To mark the completion of the project, the Library Board will be hosting a Grand Re-Opening Celebration to be held on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This date has special significance with the original 1969 building being dedicated on that same date fifty years ago. Be sure to join us on this fun-filled day.
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June 27, 2018 Update
Here are some photos taken by drone of the Villa Park Public Library project. Photos were provided by Wight & Company.
Here’s an animated video walk-through of the newly renovated and expanded Villa Park Public Library provided by Williams Architects.
May 21, 2018 Update
On May 8th, the Library Board approved a contract with Wight Construction Services of Darien, IL for the expansion and renovation of the library building. The Library Board worked with the architects, owner’s representative, and Wight Construction Services on the groundbreaking event which was held this past Saturday, the 19th.
May 19, 2018 Update
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the library held the groundbreaking ceremony:
March 22, 2018
INVITATION TO CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTING/SPECIAL INSPECTIONS FIRMS TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL PACKAGE FOR THE VILLA PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Board of Trustees of the Villa Park Public Library is now accepting proposals for materials testing and special inspection services as outlined in the scope of work detailed in the request for proposal document from qualified construction materials testing firms. Testing and inspection services shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, performing concrete testing, steel testing, and all special inspections required for the project by the 2009 edition of the International Building Code as adopted by the Village of Villa Park.
· PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This is a phased library project with the construction of a 9300 SQ FT addition and parking lot as phase 1 followed by the renovation of an existing 24,500 SQ FT building. The library will remain operational throughout the construction period.
Project construction value is $7 Million.
· PROJECT SCHEDULE
Request for Proposal Documents will be available on 03/22/18. The submission period will be approximately 3 weeks. Construction is scheduled to begin in May 2018. A 12-month construction period is anticipated.
· BID PACKAGES
Interested bidders can download RFP material from the library website from 03/22/18. Completed materials can be submitted to Sandy Hill and Graham Harwood via the following e-mails firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 2 PM on 04/16/18. Hard copies can be delivered to Villa Park Public Library located at 305 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park, Illinois – 60181 before 2 PM on 04/16/18. All materials delivered must be submitted in a clearly marked envelope stating “Villa Park Public Library Construction Material Testing & Special Inspections Services”. Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the Local Government Professional Services Act, and award is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.
Board of Library Trustees of the Villa Park Public Library.
February 22, 2018
ADVERTISEMENT FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION TO BID
Interested bidders must complete AIA Document A305, Contractor’s Qualification Statement together with the Supplement to the Contractor’s Qualification Statement. This material will be available from the library website from 2/22/18 and can be submitted to Sandra Hill and Graham Harwood via the following e-mails firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 2 PM on 3/5/18. Hard copies can be delivered to Villa Park Public Library before 2 PM on 3/5/18. All materials delivered must be submitted in a clearly marked envelope stating “Villa Park Public Library Prequalification Materials”. Failure to perform the above may deny prequalification to the bidder by the Owner. A set of construction document drawings prepared by Williams Architect delineating the scope of the project is available for review only at Villa Park Public Library, 305 Ardmore Ave. Villa Park, IL 60181.
February 12, 2018 update:
The Library Board expects to go out to bid on the building renovation project this March, with ground-breaking taking place in April. During these past few months, collections have been moved around in preparation for construction.
The primary focus of the first six months of construction will be on building the new addition to the library and on replacing existing building systems: new water supply lines; new storm water and sanitary connections; a new sprinkler system; new rooftop HVAC units; new electric supply; and a new roof. In addition, new bathrooms will be built in the existing building and 55 parking spaces will be created in the lot north of the library. At the same time, some of our existing chairs will be reupholstered and put to use during the process of construction and will be reused in the new building space.
Once the addition has been completed, patrons and staff will use the new space while the existing building is renovated. New walls, new pipes, and energy-efficient windows will be installed to finish updating the existing building.
While all of this is happening, the library will continue to offer service to our patrons. When you visit the library and are unable to find an item, please don’t hesitate to ask our staff members for assistance. Building project updates will be made available on our website at: www.vppl.info and also on our social media outlets.
Fly around view of the building project
12/6/17 – Building Project Update please note:
New Building Project Documents – Bid Notices and Request for Proposals
We placed a public notice in the Daily Herald (7/17/17) seeking Requests for Proposal for the Exterior Improvements to the library building (concrete fascia panel).
We have hired a survey firm to complete a topographical survey of the complete site.
We placed two public notices in the Daily Herald (7/19/17). One is for geotechnical and soil boring services and the other is for an environmental site assessment.
These documents can be viewed/downloaded below: