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May 25, 2019 Update

The changing west facade of the building.

Windows on the Ardmore side of the building have been removed.

Windows and doors have been removed from the old south lobby.

May 24, 2019 Update

Looking west (towards Ardmore Ave.), we see Curious G. on the 2nd floor.

Curious G. is working on his quiet reading skills in the Quiet Reading Room.

The Quiet Reading Room on the 2nd floor.

The new study rooms in youth services have been framed in.

The new study rooms in youth services have been framed in.

The new dedicated youth program room is taking shape.

Curious G. checking the plans for the first floor.

May 7, 2019 Update

New roof top units arriving at the library.

New roof top units arriving at the library.

Crane set up on the south side of the library.

Crane lifting the new roof top units up onto the building.

Crane lifting the new roof top units up onto the building.

April 26, 2019 Update

Facing east on the second floor of the old library, demolition is underway.

Overlooking the old lobby, demolition is underway on the second floor.

Looking west on the second floor, demolition is well underway.

Curious G. is excited that framing is starting to go up in the renovation of the second floor.

The old first floor lobby. The conference room, restrooms, and study rooms used to be in the areas pictured here.

March 29, 2019 Update

The new drive up book returns on the north side of the building will open for use on Monday, April 1st. The old walk-up book return on the south side of the building will permanently close at the end of the day on Monday, April 1st.

Staff have packed up in preparation for moving into the new addition.

Check out some of the artwork created by our younger patrons on the temporary wall in Youth Services.

Check out some of the artwork created by our younger patrons on the temporary wall in Youth Services.

The computers have been disconnected in preparation for the move into the addition.

Some books and furniture have been moved into their temporary homes this week.

River rock is being vacuumed off the existing roof in preparation for the roof’s replacement.

Condenser units are being removed from the existing roof in preparation for the roof’s replacement.

Existing roof with the river rocks and condenser units being removed.

Existing roof with the river rocks and condenser units being removed.

 

Lighting Fixtures and ceiling tiles have been removed above the stacks on the first floor.

Demolition inside the existing library has begun. Carpet has been removed on the 2nd floor.

The former Youth Services desk is ready for demolition.

Demolition has begun of the existing library space.

Demolition has begun of the existing library space.

Demolition has begun of the existing library space.

Staff is busy unpacking and setting up in the new space.

Staff is busy unpacking and setting up in the new space.

The new program room, which will temporarily house the adult computers and DVD collection, is starting to take shape.

The new program room, which will temporarily hold portions of the adult collection.

The lobby will temporarily house the new book collection and the checkout desk.

The youth services temporary desk and portions of the collection are starting to find their spots.

The process of unpacking is underway in the staff areas on the 2nd floor.

The process of unpacking is underway in the staff areas on the 2nd floor.

The second floor of the addition gets a lot of natural light.

The kaleidoscope in the new seating area on the second floor.

Curious G. is taking a break and watching the staff work hard to get the library ready to reopen.

March 15, 2019 Update

Curious G is hard at work on the new elevator.

Handrails are being installed on the new stairway.

The lights above the stairs, as seen here from the 2nd floor, are operational.

The spaces for the fire extinguisher cabinets are almost ready to go.

Curious G. can’t wait to see what kinds of things get checked out once the self-checkout kiosks are placed on this counter.

Curious G. is thrilled with the way the paint, carpet, and countertops are all starting to come together on the 2nd floor.

Columns have been painted on the 2nd floor.

This bench on the 2nd floor is a great place to sit and watch the world go by for a bit.

March 12, 2019 Update

Display cases will be installed soon.

The installation of the elevator has begun.

Curious G wonders how many plastic bottles we will save each year with our new water bottle fillers on each floor.

Lighting fixtures, paint, and floor tile are all progressing in the stairwell.

Curious G. is excited to show off the floor tile that has been installed on the stairs.

March 5, 2019 Update

Curious G. is excited that the new drive-up book returns have been installed.

Space for shelving inside the new lobby is starting to take shape.

Tile has been installed in the new bathrooms.

Curious G. is enjoying the new vestibule and entrance to the library.

Curious G. meditates on all the exciting things to come as he gazes out over the new parking lot from the second floor.

February 22, 2019 Update

Exterior windows and doors are being installed in the library expansion.

Exterior windows and doors are being installed in the library expansion.

Exterior windows and doors are being installed in the library expansion.

Exterior windows and doors are being installed in the library expansion.

February 15, 2019 Update

Curious G compliments the paint color chosen for areas around the new drive up book return.

Curious G admires how the new meeting room space is coming together.

Curious G can’t wait until the windows go in on the 2nd floor of the library expansion.

Curious G, outside the new Group Collaboration Room on the 2nd floor.

February 4, 2019 Update

Curious G., sitting in the new drive-up book returns.

Curious G. is overseeing the installation of drywall in the new addition.

January 25, 2019 Update

Curious G, examining the progress of the library’s expansion

Curious G, taking a coffee break outside the Head of Circulation’s office in the new expansion.

Curious G, feeding his curiosity by examining the plans for the library’s renovation project.

Curious G, checking out the new elevator on the first floor expansion

The staircase has been installed inside the library’s new entrance.

Framework for the new bathrooms in the library’s expansion

The second floor of the library’s expansion will have an abundance of natural light due to the large windows.

The new Digital Media Lab space on the second floor of the expansion.

Curious G is excited about the new Group Collaboration Room on the second floor of the expansion.

View from outside the DML and GCR on the second floor of the expansion.

January 4, 2019 Update

First floor stairway installation in the expansion.

Stairway installation in the first floor expansion.

Work on the electrical, sprinkler system, and ducts on the 2nd floor of the expansion.

Demolition of existing walls for future bathrooms.

Rooftop Units.

December 20, 2018 Update

1st floor addition taking shape.

1st floor addition taking shape from new main entrance.

Demolition of old offices, GCR, and stairwell.

View of new main entrance from parking lot. New masonry on exterior is complete.

View of drive up book return and north side of building with new masonry.

Demolition of 2nd floor office and stairwell.

View of 2nd floor addition from new stairwell.

December 10, 2018 Update

Paving of the new parking lot begins.

Paving of the new parking lot begins.

Paving of the new parking lot begins.

Paving of the new parking lot begins.

Paving of the new parking lot begins.

November 30, 2018 Update

Prepping the new parking lot for asphalt.

Gravel around the islands in the new parking lot on the north side of the building.

The new parking lot on the north side of the building has been leveled in preparation for asphalt.

November  21, 2018 Update

Looking east from the sidewalk on Ardmore Avenue into the new parking lot and new front entrance.

New front entrance. The exterior masonry has been covered in a waterproofing coat.

Looking northeast from the sidewalk on Ardmore Avenue.

Looking northwest from near St. Alexander’s, the islands in the new parking lot are beginning to take shape.

October 31, 2018 Update

Preparing for water line access

Adding concrete planks for the second floor.

Preparing for water access inside the building

New entrance with concrete planks for 2nd floor installed.

New entrance with concrete planks for 2nd floor installed.

Looking into the new main entrance.

Looking to the south, concrete planks being added to the ceiling of the 2nd floor.

October 22, 2018 Update

Looking east from the sidewalk on Ardmore Avenue

This photo shows where the new main entrance will be and also, the stairwell.

Looking to the east from the sidewalk along Ardmore Avenue

October 11, 2018 Update

Looking at the new addition. The two small windows in the lower part of the photo will be the drive-up book return.

New addition – steel, and masonry going up.

Looking into the partially constructed new addition from the east.

October 3, 2018 Update

Temporary wall being constructed on the south side of the first floor in the old high school collection area.

Temporary wall going up on the south side of the first floor.

September 14, 2018 Update

Masonry work on north side of the building – photo taken on September 13, 2018

Preparing to pour concrete foundation – photo taken on September 11, 2018

Removing sidewalk on south side of the building – photo taken on September 11, 2018

 

 

 

Removing bike racks and sidewalk on south side of building – photo taken on September 11, 2018

August 27, 2018 Update

Foundation for new building addition – photo taken August 18, 2018

Foundation for new building addition – photo taken August 18, 2018

Bioswale excavation – photo taken August 14, 2018

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 shill@vppl.info and gharwood@ccsdifference.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.

Documentation:

Advertisement for RFP for CMT and Special Inspections Services

Exhibit A – Material Testing and Special Inspections Specifications

Exhibit B – Arch, Civil, Structural Dwgs

Villa Park Public Lib Material Testing & Special Inspections RFP

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 shill@vppl.info and gharwood@ccsdifference.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.

Advertisement for pre-qualification bid

AIA Document A305-1986

Supplement to AIA Document A305 Contractor’s Qualification Statement

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:

The Youth Services Department and second floor of the library are currently closed. We have some youth materials and services available on the first floor. Midwest Environmental Consulting Services, Inc. (MEC) has provided the following information on this project:
 
All abatement operations are being carried out at night to minimize disruption to patrons.
 
The floor tile that is being abated from the library has remained in intact condition for a number of years and therefore has not been a hazard to anyone occupying the building. The asbestos content is only exposed when abatement or construction activities disturb the tile. While tile is intact and not disturbed, there is no exposure risk.
 
Midwest Environmental Consulting Services, Inc. (MEC) has been contracted by Villa Park Public Library to provide project management oversight and air monitoring to ensure compliance with all Local, State, and Federal asbestos regulations.
 
MEC will be performing daily air sampling for the duration of the abatement project to monitor potential airborne fiber concentrations inside and outside of the asbestos abatement work area, and clearance air sampling at the completion of the project, as required. 
 
All project management and air sampling will be performed by IDPH licensed personnel from MEC.  An Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) licensed asbestos abatement contractor will be performing all asbestos abatement activities and will also be utilizing IDPH licensed asbestos abatement workers. 

 

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:

Geo-technical Engineering Bid Notice

Geo-technical Engineering Request for Proposal

Hazardous Materials Survey Bid Notice

Hazardous Materials Survey Site Request for Proposal