The Library has been dealing with many issues the past few months, including mold, asbestos, water issues, parking lot issues, and much more. To view some of the photos, click here.
Come by the Library’s Open House & Grand Reopening party on Saturday, December 7th from 1-4pm to see some of the changes and visit the new Children’s Library.
This is an action plan for change at the Pound Ridge Library. The library has been stuck in recent years as it has attempted to update and improve its facility, or consider moving, in response to community needs and desires. In the past ten years, some funds have been raised and an architect engaged though plans for modernization and revitalization have been stalled.
For this project, Pound Ridge residents provided feedback about the library, its services, collections and facility. The library board and director met with the library consultants to review the data from the feedback and discuss a path forward. The library board and director reviewed the feedback and met in a planning retreat to develop responses and a plan of action to respond to resident’s comments and needs.
The action plan on the following pages is the response that the library will implement during the next several months. The idea that “if you build it, they will come,” does not work in the real world, so the library is committed to modeling a modern library in its existing space. This will encourage residents to get excited about the possibilities and help the library develop a path to modernization and revitalization.
Services and areas for improvement are separated into Phase 1 and Phase 2 tasks. Achievement of the Phase 1 or immediate tasks within the next few months will set the stage for the Phase 2 tasks. The section on “Measuring results and moving forward” provides metrics that are quantifiable and measurable to hold all stakeholders accountable. Tasks can change or be modified, as long as the measurable results are constant and consistently pursued.
Click Here for the complete Library Action Plan.
As the fall season begins, much of the renovation work in the main Library has been completed. Most of our collections have now been restored to their proper locations. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this period of transition. We appreciate your favorable comments on the Library’s fresh new look, and we are glad for the opportunity to serve you better. The renovation work in the Children’s Room continues. These renovations will not only be more appealing and inviting, but they will also help us to serve you better and improve your family’s Library experience.
We apologize for any inconvenience due to the lengthy closure of the Children’s Room. We are expecting to reopen the Children’s Room sometime in November. Thank you for your patience as we strive to continually improve the Library’s services.
Please note that several children’s programs are still happening @ the Library: Story Hours for ages 12 months through 5 years, Book Groups for grades three through six, the Fun with Music program for ages 5 and under, and Chess Fest for all ages. In addition, we will have our special Halloween event on Saturday, October 26. Read below for more information on these and other programs and events or visit the Library’s website at www.poundridgelibrary.org.
Marilyn Tinter, Director
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