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Ground broke on the site of the new East Moline Public Library in March 2021. Since the commencement of construction, the new East Moline Public Library has been through some changes. As the seasons changed, so did the building across the street from the current East Moline Library.


The East Moline Library closed to the public on January 15, 2022. The staff is working on moving and preparing the new library for occupancy. In the meantime, the library is still closed to the public as we move. Patrons are encouraged to return any library materials to surrounding Illinois libraries in the Quad Cities and to pick up any holds at any of those libraries as well.


Construction crews have been hard at work preparing the new building, located at 745 16th Ave, for the move.


Here are some exciting updates on the new East Moline Public Library:


This is a view of the main level. Pictured is where the children's and young adult sections will be, with offices in the back right corner. Photo Courtesy of Russell Construction.

This is a view from the addition that was built. This is where adult fiction will be. Photo Courtesy of Russell Construction.


This is a view from the Teen Room, housed in the old bank vault. Here they are installing the TV in the Teen Room. Photo Courtesy of Aimee Paschkov

This is the entrance into the Teen Room, that is currently being finished. Photo Courtesy of Aimee Paschkov.

This is view looking outside from the west side of the building. Across the street in the photo is the current East Moline Public Library! Photo Courtesy of Russell Construction.



As of January 15, 2022, the project is 89.2% complete.


A big thank you to HGA for design services, the Concord Group, Russell Construction, and all of our wonderful generous community members and donors who have made this project possible and continue to work so hard to see its completion.



In the past couple of months, the new East Moline Public Library building has seen a few new completions of the project. These include: replacing all of the exterior windows of the building and the installation and completion of steel work on the first floor and addition. The last couple of months have also brought exciting new photo updates of the inside of the new building, including the new adult nonfiction room!


An exterior view of the new windows that were installed. Photo Courtesy of the Concord Group.


A photo of some of the steel work installed and completed on the addition. Photo Courtesy of the Concord Group.


A view of the downstairs adult nonfiction room. Photo Courtesy of the Concord Group.


A photo view from the upstairs, looking down onto the first floor. Photo Courtesy of the Concord Group.



As of September 15, 2021, 52% of the project is complete!


A big thank you to HGA for design services, the Concord Group, Russell Construction, and all of our wonderful generous community members and donors who have made this project possible and continue to work so hard to see its completion.


745 16th Ave, East Moline, IL 61244 is officially the address of the East Moline Public Library.


Summer construction continued on the new library with a few exciting new updates, including officially designating an address, beginning construction for replacing the roof, working on the construction of the new addition, and starting the construction on a new elevator shaft. The construction crew has been hard at work over the summer ensuring that the library will open on schedule for patrons starting early next year. Stay tuned for more updates!


A photo of the construction of the roof replacement. Photo courtesy of the Concord Group.

A photo of the construction of the new addition, taken from above. Photo courtesy of the Concord Group.


An exterior photo of construction on the new addition. Courtesy of Concord Group.


A photo of the construction of the elevator shaft in progress on the lower level. Photo courtesy of the Concord Group.


As of August 15 2021, 45.5% of construction is complete!


A big thank you to HGA for design services, the Concord Group, Russell Construction, and all of our wonderful generous community members and donors who have made this project possible and continue to work so hard to see its completion.





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