Beginning Monday, October 8th, Otto Baum, Inc. (OBI) will be doing cleaning and repairs to the exterior of the library building. The project will be completed by November 29, 2018.
We do NOT anticipate any interruption to regular DPPL service during the course of the project.
The scope of work includes the repair of leaking windows; power washing all the exterior stone and brick; applying a sealant to all the stone and brick; and applying filler to joints that are significantly eroded.
The City of Des Plaines is responsible for the upkeep of the exterior of the library and is paying for and managing this project, not the library.
The products they are using to clean and seal the surfaces are non-toxic.
They will be using lifts (not scaffolding) to reach the upper floors of the library.
OBI understands that hundreds of people, including children and the elderly, use the library every day and are responsible for placing caution tape and signage directing the public away from work areas and equipment.