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Parking deck with staff parking on the top

Stage: Active

Campaign: Central Renovation

Multi-floor parking deck with staff parking on the top with a staff and deliveries only access from the deck to the fourth floor would enable materials to be moved into and out of the building without dragging them through the entire library. This would increase the parking for the entire library and lessen the noise and distraction in the library.

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Innovation Lab Makerspace

Stage: Active

Campaign: Central Renovation

Let's have a space for the public with cutting edge technology such as 3D printers and laser cutters. It would be an area like Chicago Public Library's maker space--"a version of a hackerspace or makerspace, a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in technology and science, come together to learn and collaborate."

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Whiteboard space for brainstorming/planning/creative work

Stage: Active

Campaign: Central Renovation

This suggestion comes from a librarian friend at a university. She notes that their patrons love cubicles with whiteboard space that allow for brainstorming, group work and creative space. In her library, this is available in work areas that include whiteboards on three sides, floor to ceiling; however, she notes that public libraries and university libraries face different patron challenges, and so that precise model ...more »

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Circulation Desk

Stage: Active

Campaign: Central Renovation

I hope the designs for the circulation area for the new building include a hybrid between the lovely circulation staff and the hands-on help they give with the technology-forward trend of self-check-out kiosks. I know a few libraries have made the switch to mainly self-check-out kiosks and I have heard a lot of complaints from patrons. People love the sense of community that checking out with the circulation staff can ...more »

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A Learn and Experiment Space To Spark Creativity

Stage: Active

Campaign: Central Renovation

Have a separated space that has monthly themes where people of all ages are encouraged to come up with ideas on various topics. The library would provide supplies of all types whether it is fabrics, photos, paper, technology, and more. Example: One month, the library would provide various materials along with a camera where people can create various backdrops for photography along with photography book from the library ...more »

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