Phase I of Library’s Outdoor Space Plan Set to Begin

Work to enhance Lake Villa District Library’s front entrance and stepped terraces will begin over the next few weeks, bringing more seating options and shade to the area. 

Two shade structures, laser-etched with hundreds of author names, will be installed on the stepped terraces. Two umbrella tables, equipped to provide power via solar panels, will be near the front entrance.

“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 library patrons; now they’ll have outdoor options as well.”

The library board recently awarded the contract to Joseph J. Henderson & Son. Construction will begin mid-May with an anticipated completion date of July 1, 2024. Visit to view the complete plan.

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Nina Kenney
Head of Communications