The Heritage Library will close for renovation starting Monday, Nov. 5. The adjacent license center will close starting Saturday, Nov. 10. Visit a nearby Library location for full library services.
From Nov. 5–19, library services will be unavailable. Customers should return books and other materials at Galaxie, Farmington or other locations.
Both the library and license center will reopen at an interim location, starting Nov. 20 at Lakeville City Hall, 20195 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Library customers will be able to check out holds and return books at this location during the remodel.
The library is being expanded by about 2,900 square feet. This expansion will allow for the creation of a new iLab/Maker space and increase the size of the community meeting room. Other improvements include an enhanced children's space, more efficient staff workroom and quiet reading room. The license center is being expanded by about 1,100 square feet.
Step 1: Needs Assessment (Completed)
A needs assessment was completed and reviewed by the Library Advisory Committee on Aug. 10, 2017. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved the needs assessment for Heritage Library and License Center on Oct. 31, 2017. See the Heritage Library and License Center Needs Assessment.
The Board has directed staff to develop Option 3 which will renovate and expand the library and license center by 4,000 square feet. This improvement project will enlarge the community meeting room by 65 percent, add an iLab/Maker Space, add a family restroom, enlarge the children’s area by 45 percent, and improve other spaces for staff and patrons. The license center will grow by approximately 75 percent.
Needs assessment information from the public survey, a staff survey as well as assessments of the building were all taken into account in the needs assessment. Thank you for your input.
Step 2: Consultant Selection and Design (Completed)
The design is complete. Our consultant, HGA from Minneapolis, was selected to lead the design team.
An open house was held on March 28 at the Heritage Library and License Center to highlight the proposed floor plan along with the interior and exterior perspectives. Customers spoke directly with the architect's design team, county staff and Commissioner Mary Liz Holberg.
This phase resulted in a developed floor plan and 3-D renderings of what the design will look like. This phase will also developed the plans for the interim library space which will be used during construction.
Floor Plans & Renderings
Open House Summary
Step 3: Bidding and Construction (Fall 2018–Summer 2019)
Construction bids were received on Oct. 4. The County Board is anticipated to award the construction contract to on Oct. 23.
Check back to this site to stay up to date on the remodel process. You can also connect with library on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updates. For more information, contact Joe Lexa, Senior Project Manager by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage Library Engagement Plan