Expansion – Improving Our Library

Expansion – Improving Our Library

Our Library is devoted to keeping pace with the expanding needs of the community. We envision a Library where the books and all media collections are properly housed, where technology is up-to date and facilities are inviting and readily available to all users, including those with special needs.

Even with the advent of electronic media (and in some cases because of it), Library physical space is limited, as the demand for books and other services continues to increase. Additional area is needed in order for the Library to adequately serve the growing needs of the community.  More space is needed for children and teen programs, books, Internet/research areas, and administration space.

GOAL FOR EXPANSION

The goal is to construct an additional 4,000 square feet of space as well as to renovate the existing spaces. Revision of the layout and design of the spaces to include:

Children’s Area

  • More defined area for story hour/other programs
  • More space for collections/technology
  • New furnishings, storage, display

Teen Area

  • Tutoring space
  • Study area
  • Collections (especially periodicals and graphic novels)
  • Communications area/gaming area

Books/Other Media

  • Area for expanded non-book collection (CDs, DVDs, audio books, etc) – goal completed
  • Create quiet reading area for adults
  • Establish a defined reference/information area
  • Adult computer center
  • Return mystery section to upstairs main area

Other

  • Administration space/efficiencies including Director’s office and staff work room
  • Upgrade lighting, carpeting, furnishings where needed
  • Improved or new kitchen for public programs and community activities
  • Efficient storage area for cleaning supplies, etc
  • More parking