Oh happy day! The Wheaton Public Library will re-open on Monday, February 12 after 3 months of being closed for renovations. This much anticipated re-opening will feature a larger and updated home to house Wheaton’s 350,000+ book collection. The children’s department was expanded by almost twice as much and will include multiple rooms for special children’s events.
The original library was named after Wheaton resident John Quincy Adams' late wife in 1891. It was renamed the Wheaton Public Library and the park to the West has taken on the name Adams Park in her honor. The new renovation eliminated the street that divided the two landmarks and now a patio area will allow library goers to enjoy the park.
The Wheaton Library has made the top ten list of Hennen's American Public Libraries for 4 straight years in a row.