With the cash available, the City could afford to construct and furnish a facility that is roughly the same size of the top floor of the municipal building. As the library is already using most of the top floor of the municipal building for programs and services, it would likely not be worth the expense to build another library and not increase the size.
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How big is it? The new library will be 9,770 square feet. The size was also determined by careful consideration of how much we can afford, our year round population, and the size of similarAlaskan libraries such as Haines and the recommended standard for a community the size of Petersburg. The size of the facility strikes a balance between escalating library use and trends toward digital media and wireless internet.The new public library will be approximately three times the size of the current library allowing for a 20% expansion in collections. A glassed-off area for children will keep the rest of the library quiet during kids’ activities. A teen-gathering area and more quiet reading spaces throughout are planned. Click here to view the floor plan.
The new library building committee invites you to review and comment on the floor plan, site plan, and elevations. These are also available at the library and can be viewed downtown in the Marine Advisory window. Call us at 772-3349, email us at email@example.com or drop by the library to weigh in on the new plans.
Wednesday March 12 @ 6:30pm
The new library building committee invites everyone to review and comment on the draft plans for the proposed library facility. We hope to see you there!
There will be a joint Library Building Committee-Library Board Work Session Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 6:30 p.m in City Council Chambers to meet with Paul Voelckers, the architect for the new library. The public is encouraged to attend.
The library building committee wants to hear from you. The next meeting is November 14th at 6:30PM in Council Chambers. Come give your input to the funding plan and look at the size of the library we can afford to build. If our community votes yes on a 1% sales tax increase in 2008 we could break ground as early as 2009. Come help make it happen.
It’s easy to dream up a plan for a beautiful library. It’s much harder to find the money to build it. Rather than starting with the dream, this time we’ll be starting with the money first.
The library will be working with the Foraker Group’s Predevelopment program to come up with a realistic funding plan for a new library that includes a grant funds, local fundraising, and a municipal contribution. Once we have a realistic plan for funding. then we go to the architect and see what kind of library we can afford to build.