Sugar Grove Public Library, a 27,400 square foot library building, replaces a 6,600 square foot facility to better serve the population of Sugar Grove and parts of neighboring Montgomery and North Aurora. This facility is planned to serve the needs of this growing community for the next 10 to 15 years, with commensurate increases in collections, services, and programs. The library site is large enough to accommodate an additional 35,000 square feet of future expansion.
The architectural concept of Sugar Grove Public Library was derived from a public desire to reflect the rural roots of the community, rather than importing a vernacular design. Working together with the community and key library administrators, Cordogan, Clark and Associates and Leo A. Daly, the library design consultant for this project, analyzed several of the area's historic public buildings and farmhouses to distill an architectural vocabulary that most residents agree is appropriate and uniquely Sugar Grove. Architectural design, detailing, and materials create the sense that this building has long been a part of the community.