Building Renovation

New Features

  • icon More study spaces
  • iconUpgraded technology
  • iconImproved Wi-Fi
  • iconEnhanced display of and access to items
  • iconAttractive children’s area
  • icon“Café” space where food and drink are welcome

Project Status

Construction is complete!

Upcoming timeline events:

Renovation Celebration

Construction dust is settled, the tarps are down, and the paint is dry. So we're having a party to celebrate! You're invited to tour the newly renovated library building. 

Dedication Ceremony, 10:00 a.m.
Kathleen DiCola, President, Library Board of Trustees
Martin Tully, Mayor of Downers Grove
Rick Ashton, Director

Musician Katelyn Vabalaitis, violinist, 10:30 a.m.
Musician Eugene Kwok, pianist, 12:00 p.m. noon
Library card signup, all day
Refreshments, all day
Then & Now library history gallery exhibit, all day

Children's Department
Storytime with Miss Mouse, 9:30 a.m.
Magic Matt's Family Fun Show, 10:30 a.m., Meeting Room
Storybook characters Clifford and Geronimo Stilton, all day
Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) activities, all day

Second Floor
Photo booth fun, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Teen musician performances, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Teen henna tattoos, noon - 3:00 p.m.
Digital Media Lab showcase, all day
3D printer demonstrations, all day