Public Library Construction
Building A Better Illinois
Illinois Libraries are using Public Library Construction Grants to build exciting and more functional spaces! These grants provide our libraries with opportunities to: construct or remodel library buildings for better functionality, create spaces that are truly accessible, or replace facilities damaged by natural or man-made disasters. The following stories provide a glimpse of how Illinois libraries use Construction Grants to build a better Illinois.
The Illinois State Library, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of State, administers two public library construction programs:
The Live and Learn Construction Grant Program is appropriate for libraries interested in: remodling for accesibility, mini-grants, new construction, and/or remodeling of exisiting buildings.
The Public Library Construction Grant Program is appropriate for libraries that are interested in major construction and remodeling.
If you have questions regarding public library construction grants, please contact Mark Shaffer,
Illinois State Library Grant Program Specialist, by calling 217-524-4901 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Recently Added
News / Last Modified: 23 August 2013The Illinois State Library is requesting that every Illinois public library complete and submit the one-page electronic Capital Needs Assessment Survey
News / Last Modified: 22 March 2013
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded FY2013 Live and Learn Construction Grants totaling $620,800 to 17 public libraries.
News / Last Modified: 12 February 2013
Applications are now being accepted for FY2014 Illinois State Library Public Library Construction Act Grants.
News / Last Modified: 16 October 2012
The Illinois State Library has announced that FY2013 Live & Learn Public Library Construction grant applications are now available.
News / Last Modified: 17 August 2012
The Office of the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library has selected Counting Opinions as a result of the procurement process to collect and maintain data for the IPLAR and the ILLINET surveys.