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Building Project: 
Opening date set!.
 
Open House
Saturday, July 30
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A flag raising and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.

The library will then be opened for public viewing.  There will be refreshments and staff will be available to show you around.  (Please note that this is an open house only, nothing may be checked out, nor will the computers be available.)

Open for Business
Monday, August 1
9 a.m.

The library will open for business, resuming its regular schedule.

The public may check out books and use the computers.


Throughout the move, the Topeka and Shipshewana branch libraries will remain open to serve all patrons.

The bookmobile will be open for business at the LaGrange County Public Library on 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange every Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. while the LaGrange library is closed.

To contact the library by phone, please call 260-463-2841*.  Feel free to use the following extensions:
 

ext. 1030 Reference Desk / Interlibrary Loans / Adult Programs 
ext. 1040 Bookmobile
ext. 1060 Cataloging Department
ext. 1070 Children's Department
ext. 1080 Accounts Payable / Library Card Registration
ext. 1090 Library Director
ext. 1100 Technology Director
ext. 1120 Young Adult Department
* Please note: Items cannot be renewed by voicemail.

Library Board Meetings: 
LaGrange County Public Library 
3rd Wednesday of each month
5:30 p.m.
The board of trustees will hold their regular meeting.
The public is always welcome.

Photographs (Click on any photograph to enlarge it.)

The Big Move, March 2010:

Dale Waltz: The artist and her murals, one last time:

The Auction, 3/27/2010:

After the Auction:

The Community Room

How do we get into the Children's Room?

The Reference Room

1917 Fire Station / Bookmobile Garage & Storage

Closing the Alley

1967 Fire Station

How do you get a huge wall safe out of 
the second-floor Cataloging Dept.?

You need a forklift...

...and a big hole in the floor.

Construction:

4/14/2010

4/14/2010

4/14/2010

Salvaging bricks for the Carnegie library remodel
4/26/2010

4/27/2010

4/27/2010

The 1967 fire station is demolished.
4/30/2010

4/30/2010
It's a real skylight now!

4/30/2010
What lies behind the nonfiction section?
The back wall of the old Carnegie library!

5/3/2010

Removing the 1917 capstone 
from the old Town Hall
5/3/2010

5/3/2010

Removing the Town Hall sign block
5/5/2010

The east side of the old Carnegie library
begins to reappear.
5/6/2010

Basement hallway of the old Carnegie library
5/6/2010

Demolishing the 1917 town hall/fire station
6/10/2010

I Spy: The tree murals in the Children's Dept.
6/10/2010

6/10/2010

6/10/2010

Demolishing the 1976 addition
6/14/2010

Salvaging the ceiling beams from Nonfiction
6/14/2010

There's a hydraulic shovel in our Community Room!
6/14/2010

I Spy: The Nonfiction emergency exit door frame
(Hint:  It's blue)
6/14/2010

That's the Community Room door
6/14/2010

Building a new foundation
7/20/2010

8/4/2010

Elevator shaft
8/4/2010

8/12/2010

8/12/2010

8/12/2010

11/2/2010

11/2/2010

11/3/2010

11/3/2010

11/3/2010

11/3/2010

11/3/2010

11/5/2010

11/5/2010

11/15/2010

11/16/2010

11/12/2010

11/17/2010

11/24/2010

12/3/2010

Looking out the bookmobile garage doors
12/13/2010

The Adult Department fireplace
1/13/2011

Looking from the new addition, 
through the back wall of the original library, 
and out the old front door.
1/13/2011

The new front door
1/13/2011

Board members tour the new library
1/13/2011

Board meeting
1/19/2011

The new front desk
3/29/2011

The Adult Department fireplace
3/29/2011

The Young Adult Department
3/29/2011

The new Children's Department desk
3/29/2011

The new Cataloging Department
(in the old Carnegie basement)
3/29/2011

Reversing the old front desk
in the original Carnegie library
3/29/2011

Moving In:

Packing for the move back
5/21/2011

Gosh, there's a lot to pack
5/21/2011

Staff hard at work
5/24/2011

Books to the ceiling,
5/26/2011

Books to the sky,
5/26/2011

My pile of books
Is a mile high!
5/27/2011

The piles keep growing...
6/2/2011

And the shelves get emptier...
6/2/2011

And emptier.
6/2/2011

Moving In!
6/11/2011

Moving In!
6/11/2011

Moving In!
6/11/2011


Contractor:
March 17, 2010:  The library board hired Shawnee Construction of Ft. Wayne with all 10 alternates for $4,557,770 as the General Contractor.



10/20/2009 Floorplans:  (Click on the images to view as .pdf files.)
 
Basement Level:
First Floor:
Second Floor:

4/15/2009 Library Board Resolution:

Resolution Making a Preliminary Determination to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of  Providing Funds to be Used for the Acquisition, Construction, Extension, Alteration, Improvement, Remodeling, and Equiping of an Addition to and Renovation of the LaGrange County Public Library and the Incidental Expenses Necessary to be Incurred in Connection Therewith and on Account of the Issuance of the Bonds Therefor.
4/13/2009 County Council Resolution:
A Resolution of the County Council of the County of LaGrange, Indiana, Approving the Issuance by the LaGrange County Public Library of General Obligation Bonds that Are Payable in Whole or in Part from Property Taxes
March 3, 4 & 5, 2009:
Public meetings were held at the three area high schools concerning the LaGrange building project. 
(Click on any image to view it full-size.)
 

2/19/2009 Press Release:

Library Board Reaches Consensus on Reduced Project Cost