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Lakeview Branch Library Receives Renovation

Farnsworth Group completed a comprehensive renovation and expansion of the Peoria Public Library network of facilities citywide (5 facilities total). This $28 million program included the renovation and expansion of the Lakeview Branch Library.

This late 20th century modernist library received a wide variety of internal upgrades, including a new entry vestibule with automated doors, new self-check and security equipment, all-new restrooms, and all new finishes and furnishings in most of the public spaces. 

To introduce more natural light into the library, a large abandoned skylight was re-opened with a new energy-efficient assembly.  Windows were replaced and additional windows were added on the northside to increase natural light.  A meeting room was converted into a children’s storytime and educational room with an innovative nature and sustainability theme.