• “So, when is groundbreaking?”

    “So, when is groundbreaking?”

    “So, when is groundbreaking?” Well…… The two months since our last building update has consisted mostly of meetings, meetings, and more meetings:  meetings with the architect, meetings with the Building Committee, meetings with utility companies, and meetings with library vendors. We are working on finalizing the floorplan and footprint for the new building.  The geotechnical engineers have done soil borings.  The environmental engineers have been out to test for lead and asbestos.   The project engineers have drawn up plans for … Read MoreRead More »
  • Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

    Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

    You are invited to attend an informal town hall meeting to update you about the library’s developing plans for the new downtown library, proposed utility relocations, and timeline. The town hall will take place on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 6 pm at Belleville First United Methodist Church, 417 Charles Street (across the street from the library). For more details about the new library, you may visit our New Library page.Read More »
  • Chat From the Chair, Spring 2017

    Chat From the Chair, Spring 2017

      The turtle is my favorite symbol.  Turtles of the world adorn my home.  “Slow and steady wins the race” is my motto.  So it is that the Belleville Area District Library community is well into the “turtle phase” of our new library building project!  We are making steady progress, but admittedly it is a bit slower than most of us would want.  In truth, we have to “lay the foundation” with the utmost care to detail, so this is … Read MoreRead More »

Information about the new Belleville Area District Library building, including aerial views and floor plans.

Building Committee Meetings

Utility Plans and Updated Conceptual Drawings (7-13-2017)

Updated Floor Plans (7-6-2017):

Building Project Schedule

Construction Manager Recommendation

Note:  At the February 14, 2017, Library Board meeting, the board voted to enter into contract negotiations with O'Neal Construction, Inc.

Construction Manager Fee Proposals

Dailey        Davenport        JSVig        McCarthySmith
ONeal        Phoenix        Rewold

Fee Proposal Comparisons

Construction Manager Proposals

Dailey        Davenport        JSVig        McCarthySmith
ONeal        Phoenix        Rewold

Library Conceptual Plans

October 2016 Library Forum Information

Library Forum PowerPoint Presentation

Ballot Language (2016)

Library Operations and Building Survey Results

Space Needs Assessment Revisited