As the cornerstone of historic Main Street, the Vaughn Library welcomes residents and visitors into the community.  Built in 1888, the Vaughn has stood for 134 years as a public place, dedicated to enriching lives through learning.

Structurally, there are necessary changes to keep pace with the library as a people centered place. Creating more collaborative space and connecting the first and second floors with an open stairway to gain maximum use of the floor plan, transform the Vaughn into a bright, responsive public sphere for current and future generations.

Engberg Anderson Architects and the Vaughn Library Steering Committee with public input have developed a renovation plan for the Vaughn. The design plan addresses overdue lighting, electrical and HVAC systems and foundation repair. It integrates energy efficiencies while restoring historic details such as Main Street & Vaughn Ave entrances.

Currently, The Baker Street Consulting Group is conducting a feasibility study to help inform the VPL team about community response to the renovation plan. The funding for the Vaughn renovation will formally begin with a capital campaign launching in the Winter of 2023.  Federal and state grants will also be a part of the funding plan. If you would like to learn more or would like to donate to the project, please contact Sarah Adams.  All donations are tax deductible.

December 2022