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.