Vaughn Building Renewal

Why rennovate the Library?

  • The original library was built in 1888 and last renovated in the late 1980’s
  • Public space within the building will increase by 50% to 18,000 square feet
  • The renovation will reopen the historic entry on Main Street
  • The building structure will be improved throughout, including repairs to the foundation
  • Outdated building systems will be replaced, sprinklers and air conditioning added
  • Energy efficiency upgrades will include lighting, windows and added insulation
  • The design team is consulting with the State Historic Preservation Office and Focus on Energy to build on the community’s past investment for a sustainable future

Architectural Rendering

Engberg Anderson Architects

Meet the Architect

Engberg Anderson Architects

Project Documents

  • 4th Option Plans with details February 2, 2022
  • 4th Option Plans – includes input from Dec 1, 2021 Workshops
  • Schematic Design Plan – Floor Plans December 1, 2021

Floorplan Proposal

Project Updates

Where we are in the project.

Where we are in the project.

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...

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Floorplans – Public Input Session

Floorplans – Public Input Session

The framework for this hour-long session is “Keep, Toss, Create”.  Together, we will identify the spaces and services that are a “must keep” for the library, it wouldn’t be the same without them!  Then consider what services at the VPL are no longer effective or...

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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

2023 Donation Program

Support the Vaughn Public Library Renewal!

Every dollar has impact! Whether you give once or set up a recurring donation, each donation moves us forward in our goal of creating a bright & responsive library for present and future generations.  Thank you!

All donations are tax deductable.

Vaughn Public Library, Ashland, Wisconsin
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Vaughn Public Library
502 Main St. West
Ashland  WI  54806

Phone 715-682-7060

Fax 715-257-6042

Library Hours

Monday - Friday 9 - 6 pm
Saturday 9 - 2 pm

Book Nook Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 9 - 4 pm
Saturday 9 - 12 pm