In 2022, Shorewood's Village Center - the building housing Shorewood Public Library - celebrates 20 years.
While much of the library's interior is still in excellent condition, and we've systematically replaced soft furnishings over the past few years, the carpets and restrooms have deteriorated through the years and now need to be refurbished. This presents an opportunity to reimagine the library's spaces completely.
In 2020, the library contracted with HGA to create a Renovation Master Plan. In the course of creating this plan, HGA worked closely with our existing data - including community, staff, and trustee feedback gathered for the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan and Facilities Plan - and conducted additional community conversations. The result was a floor plan and budget for a future renovation.
With the Renovation Master Plan in hand, the library can now seek support from the Village of Shorewood Board of Trustees to conduct the renovation in 2022-2023.
We invite you to attend the Village Board meeting on Monday, September 20 at 7:30 PM to hear our presentation and learn more about the planned renovation.
The renovation will be almost exclusively funded by the Lange Bequest.
Because the Library is housed in a Village of Shorewood building, there may be opportunities for the Village of Shorewood to contribute funding for portions of the renovation, particularly those involving building mechanical elements which serve the entire facility.