Morton Grove Public Library, Webrary6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053 Phone 847-965-4220 | Hours

Main Floor redering
Teen Room rendering
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MAY 4: Main floor and mezzanine reopen.


APR. 22-23: New public desks delivered and assembled.


APR. 20: Final steps are underway in preparation for the May 4 re-opening of the main floor and mezzanine, including unpacking and reshelving of the Adult books, DVDs, audiobooks, etc. and moving staff offices.


APR. 3: Carpeting completed.


APR. 1: Nonfiction shelving built.


MAR. 24: Glass installation completed.


MAR. 13: Begin installation of glass pannels on the mezzanine level.


MAR. 11-13: Carpet placed in the nonfiction, magazine, AV, reading, and teen rooms.


MAR. 6: Carpet placed at the east entrance and by the Check-Out Desk


FEB. 18-20: Shelving build under mezzanine for fiction collections.


FEB. 11-13: Painting and carpeting under mezzanine.


FEB. 4: Stairs and ramp completed. 


JAN. 30: Building new walls for teen, quiet reading, and staff areas.


JAN. 12: Construction continues on the main floor and mezzanine. The rest of the library reopens to the public. 


DEC. 29 - JAN. 11: Library, including Youth Services, was closed in order to accommodate the next phase of construction and to ensure safety of patrons and staff.


DEC. 4: Library Board accepts bid for interior renovations


NOV. 25: Interior renovations work bid opening


NOV. 7: The library is seeking bids from qualified contractors for interior renovation work.


OCT. 24:  Asbestos abatement completed.


OCT. 20: The Library's Board of Trustees voted to purchase the property at 6200 Lincoln Ave., across Georgiana St. to the west of the library.  The opportunity to purchase the property, at a greatly reduced price, first became available barely two weeks prior to the purchase decision, meaning that it came too late in the planning process of the library's remodeling project to be completely integrated into those plans.  Nonetheless, library staff are developing strategies to take advantage of the additional space the new building provides, both in the short term immediately following completion of the existing facility's remodeling, and in the longer term.


OCT. 1:  Main floor and mezzanine are closed west of the Check-Out Desk; roof repairs and asbestos abatement begin.


SEPT. 22 - SEPT. 30: All books, audio-visual materials, shelving and furnishings are removed from the main floor and mezzanine levels.  New books, a selection of feature film DVDs, and public computers are relocated to the Cooperman Board Room and adjacent area.



Main floor remodeling added to roof repair / asbestos abatement project. The library will remain open normal hours throughout the entire construction period. The Youth Services Department is not directly impacted by construction.


  • a quiet reading room
  • four study rooms
  • a media lab
  • a new teen room
  • easy access to entire Adult and Teen collections located on main floor
  • more seating and electric outlets for mobile device users
  • wider shelving aisles
  • a ramp to the mezzanine level
  • multiple locations and increased number of computers providing access to electronic resources and the catalog
  • energy-efficient lighting, heating, and air-conditioning systems

Estimated completion and reopening of the main floor and mezzanine: May 4, 2015

Project Costs



  • All Youth Services collections and services
  • The Check-Out Desk: materials can be checked out and returned.
  • Reference services via phonechatemail, and in-person.
  • Adult Services public Internet computers, fax service, and scanner.
  • Adult and teen new books, and a limited number of audiobooks, feature film DVDs, and CDs.
  • Current issues of newspapers and of nearly 100 magazines.
  • Computer workshops, craft programs, teen programs, and book discussions will be held as scheduled please call the library or check for program details.
  • E-books, e-audiobooks, music albums, movies, and TV shows are available for download or streaming. Find more information and detailed instructions on our Downloadables page.
  • Online access to newspapers, magazines, and other premium resources is available at


  • All adult and teen 3-week books.
  • Adult Blu-rays, nonfiction DVDs, portions of the adult CD, audiobook and feature film DVD collections.
  • The Lincoln Ave. entrance is closed.


  • All Materials available during construction will retain their normal loan periods.
  • There are no changes in fines for items returned after their due date; materials can be returned at the Check-Out Desk or in the outside depositories.
  • Holds can be placed on all items, but holds on items not available at the time of the closure will not be filled until the main floor is re-opened. 
    Update: Beginning November 3, staff will have limited access to portions of the fiction, mystery and large print collections.  We expect to be able to fill holds for those items that are accessible within a 2- to 3-day time frame.  (All other collections, except for those small portions publicly available on the library's second floor, are in off-site storage and are not accessible until completion of the remodeling project.)


6140 Lincoln Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2989


Monday to Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm
Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm





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