Zion-Benton Public Library District
Zion, Illinois
Addition & Renovation

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The renovation and addition to Zion’s 12,000 square foot public library was recently completed. A central lobby links the new building and the older building built in 1981 with 21,000 square feet of total new space. An expansion plan for a second phase will bring the total library area to 62,000 square feet. The lobby contains entries, circulation desk, and workroom. Adult services are located in the new addition along with a 100-person meeting room. The children’s library and staff offices are housed in the existing building. A curved roof with architectural neon lighting floats above the central lobby. The project was financed through a $4 million bond issue approved by a public referendum and a State Grant.

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