West Wing Renovation Project

Architectural drawing of information deskStarting this fall, the Messenger Library will be renovating the adult, teen and staff areas, plus increasing a number of public meeting spaces and study rooms. Click here for details. In preparation for an anticipated mid-August, 2016 renovation kick-off, a number of Library collections, spaces and services may be relocated or temporarily unavailable during the renovation project.

The safety of our public and staff is very important. We expect to maintain our regular operating hours throughout the renovation, but there may be some temporary changes or even closures in order to protect the safety and health of our patrons, staff and collections during certain construction phases. All closings will be planned for and announced on our library webpage, social media pages, in-house signs, and on our phone messaging system.

A selection of best-seller and popular books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, music CDs and video games will be available, and our children’s collections should not be impacted whenever the Library is open. Messenger Public Library patrons are encouraged to enjoy the benefits of reciprocal borrowing to check out print and audio-visual materials from surrounding libraries. Our website will not be affected, and Messenger cardholders are always able to access our many online resources which include electronic databases, downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.

Our large Meeting Room may not available August, 2016 through March, 2017, or until construction is complete. When available, smaller groups of adults may reserve our Conference Room, and youth groups may reserve the Tinker Youth Program Room. A list of alternate meeting locations in North Aurora and surrounding communities will be provided on our website to assist you in finding a different temporary meeting space.

Once the renovation is complete, the Library Board of Trustees and staff are confident that our community will enjoy our improved and updated spaces and increased number of group rooms.

G. Kevin Davis, Library Administrator

Online Resources

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