A Foundation for the Future

A Foundation for the Future

Construction crews have been busy this summer at the new Whitestown Branch location.

For the past few months, teams have been working diligently to prepare the site and lay the foundation for the new HMMPL Whitestown Branch, located at 6310 E. Albert S. White Drive in Whitestown.

“As you can imagine, there is a lot of work that takes place at or below ground level before the building framework can go up,” said Kyle Schwind, project architect with krM Architecture. “We’re pleased at how things are progressing and we’re well on track to have everything ready for beams to be delivered and the frame to go up starting later this month.”

Some of the team’s progress includes:

  • Removal of unneeded topsoil
  • Digging a dry retention pond
  • Construction of the parking lot and new entrance off Albert S. White Drive
  • Installation of insulating sleeves for the electrical & plumbing
  • Installation of concrete footings and stem walls
  • Installation of under slab piping
  • Installation of site utilities
  • Completion of building slab

Now that the building’s slab has been completed, teams will soon begin working on the sanitation system.  After Labor Day, underground work will require a section of Indigo Blue Blvd., just north of Albert S. White Dr. to close for two days during working hours.

Check out more construction progress photos in our August Gallery and read news updates on the New Branch Construction Page (formerly the Library Expansion page) where you can also view the new branch promotional video and follow construction progress.

HMMPL Foundation Book Ball helps fund features for new Children’s area

HMMPL Branch Photo6A special shout out to the HMMPL Foundation volunteers and patrons, who raised more than $27,000 at the recent Diamond Jubilee Book Ball to fund two wonderful features for the new Whitestown Branch Children’s area. The donations will fund an enormous “Imagination Tree,” that will welcome children to the area as well as a giant, illuminated sensory wall feature for the space.

“We are so excited to have funding for these two wonderful features,” said Executive Director Sarah Moore. “Things like this will truly make this new branch special and inviting.”