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.