LVDL Board of Trustees Moves Ahead With Outdoor Space Project

The Lake Villa District Library Board of Trustees has selected the first project of the library’s outdoor space plan: enhancing the hospitality and function of the main entrance area with the addition of seating and shaded areas.

The LVDL Board approved the outdoor space plan in May and then began prioritizing and selecting particular projects. Because so many people utilize the library’s many current seating options, adding more made the sense for the inaugural project.

“Bringing a popular indoor amenity to the outdoors is what this project is all about,” said library director Mick Jacobsen. “Our study rooms and the many tables/chairs throughout the building are well-utilized by people; now they’ll have comfortable outdoor options as well.”

The LVDL Board of Trustees hired Hitchcock Design Group in December 2021 to create a plan of library landscape projects be developed over a number of years.  The main entrance is the first project of many to move forward. 

“We are meeting with the Village of Lindenhurst for permitting information,” said Jacobsen, “and expect work to begin in early fall.”

The LVDL Outdoor Plan is available at

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