Ellettsville Branch Renovation


In October, the Greater Ellettsville Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Chamber Award of Excellence (Small Business) was presented to Ellettsville Branch of the Monroe County Public Library. L to R: Marilyn Wood, Director; Kim Baker, Teen and Digital Creativity Librarian; Stephanie Holman, Community Engagement Librarian; Julie Kinser, Senior Information Assistant; Chris Hosler, Programming & Branch Services Strategist

A New Vision for a 21st Century Community

50 years after the original Ellettsville Branch opened, we’re getting our biggest makeover yet. After talking and listening extensively to the people living and working in the Ellettsville area, the Library and our partners at Matheu Architects are excited to unveil the latest chapter in the Branch’s history. You’ll love the new opportunities to read, learn, connect, and create that the upcoming renovation brings—and recognize many of the features and faces you’re already familiar with here.

Renovation Update

Due to a variety of construction delays, our anticipated reopening date has changed to February 2019. All Ellettsville-area nearby services will continue through our reopening. More details will follow as some areas of construction completion become clearer. While it’s disappointing to delay, we are confident the renovated space will be well worth the wait.

Temporary Branch Closing: FAQ

Creating the Branch you deserve is a big job! Despite our best efforts to avoid any disruptions to service, our contractor advises that a safe, efficient, and cost-effective renovation means a temporary total branch closure is necessary. But don’t worry: you’ll still enjoy the Library, even in the Ellettsville community. Check out our frequently asked questions.

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Something for Everyone

Community members of all ages have lots to look forward to at the newly-renovated Ellettsville Branch. Among the improvements you’ll enjoy:

  • A new infant and Pre-K room
  • An expanded program room to accommodate large meetings of up to 125 people
  • A beautiful bay window with a new seating area for plenty of natural light and relaxation
  • A dedicated teen space
  • New ADA-compliant restrooms
  • An improved, ADA-compliant parking lot
  • Replacement of the heating and cooling system for more cost-efficient, year-round comfort

Please feel free to contact the Library with any thoughts, concerns, or questions you may have about the renovation. This page will be updated as we receive new information.

Press Release, 7/11/2018
Proposed Floor Plan (Interior)
Proposed South & East Elevations (Exterior)
Proposed North & West Elevations (Exterior)
Printable FAQ About the Renovation