New Library Design Workshop

See the Results from the Library & Community Center Design Workshop

Library Design Workshop

Check out these drawings from our design workshop on March 9-10.

Here are the three best options of the dozen site layouts developed during the workshop.


After much careful thought during the library's strategic planning process and the village's municipal facility study, the Library Board and Village Board have agreed to create a larger, more versatile library for Belleville. The new Library and Community Center will bring people together, support learning through all stages of life, provide community gathering space, and enrich the lives of our community members. The current library building may become the new police station.

Steps taken so far:

3/9/2017-3/10/2017 The architect team from FEH Design held a two-day conceptual design workshop at the Library.  Members of the public, village board, and library board offered their ideas about the features and functionality they wanted in a new library and community center.  Three site plans --- J, K, and L1 --- were identified for further consideration.
02/16/2017 Village Board submitted an offer to Landmark Cooperative for the Old Mill site at 20 S. Park Street.
11/07/2016 Village Board approved Resolution No. 2016-11-1 authorizing the construction of a new Library and Community center.
10/13/2016 100 Extraordinary Women fundraiser successfully raised over $100,000 for the building fund.
08/15/2016 Capital campaign building fund was setup with the Madison Community Foundation. The initial deposit was donated in memory of Larry Lasure, a long-time patron of the Belleville Public Library.
09/17/2015 Village Municipal Facility Study published.
07/13/2015 Library Strategic Plan published.