SG library becomes reality

By on July 9, 2009

by Susan O’Neill
SUGAR GROVE—The outside of the new Sugar Grove Public Library building is nearly finished.

On Tuesday, the project manager from Cordogan, Clark & Associates, Inc., Therese Thompson, and Sugar Grove Library circulation services manager Michelle Drawz went through the final details on the building’s interior.

One could almost visualize a library patron curled up with a good book near the fireplace in the quiet room, a group of high school students discussing a shared project in a study room, wide-eyed children listening to a story in a special room just for them, or two friends taking a moment for a cup of coffee in the Book Nook Cafe.

Thompson shared the credit for the amenities the building offers with the community. She said there was a great deal of public input about what residents wanted in a new library, as well as feedback from the library staff.

“This building is fantastic,” Drawz said. “You could fit four of our old libraries in here.”

The 27,430-square-foot building, located at Municipal Drive and Snow Street, replaces the old 6,000 square-foot library at Main and Snow streets.

Therese Thompson

Therese Thompson

“This building is fantastic.
You could fit four of our
old libraries in here.”

Michelle Drawz
Library Circulation Services Manager

New building:
27,430-square feet at
Municipal Drive and Snow Street

Old building:
6,000 square feet at
Main and Snow streets
“Nooks and Crannies Tour”
of the new building on
Saturday, Aug. 1

Grand Opening
on Saturday, Aug. 8
Old library will close on
Saturday, July 11