Vision for the new library
Over the three-year planning phase, a vision for the building design was developed with community input.
The completed project will:
- Successfully blend the new construction with the existing building.
- Include welcoming, accessible spaces.
- Be architecturally distinctive.
The building design will take into consideration the needs of the communities the library serves.
The design will be mindful of the library’s location on Front Street and will:
- Optimize natural lighting.
- Reflect the natural beauty of the area.
- Encourage library usage and become a destination for both residents and visitors to the area.
- Be cost effective and fiscally sustainable.
Plans for the library will increase the size of the facility from 3,400 square feet to nearly 6,000 square feet.The renovated building will increase available space for educational programs, collections, seating areas, study spaces, and technology. Important to the project is adapting all areas to be fully ADA compliant.
An active committee of community members is advising the building project: Chairs – Leonard Marszalek and Linda Young with committee: Doug Baker, Ann Davey, David Diller, Joan Kramps, Paula Jo Kemler, Chris Nelson, Lou Ricord, and Bruce Westover.