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Modern Break Room for Staff

Create a kitchen and lounge area for staff that makes "eating in" more appealing--include a monitor that allows up to the minute news.

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No More Escalators!

Remove escalators and put in place a functional staircase.

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Glass Studio Box

The inclusion of glass walled studio space for hands-on workshops/programming, artists/designers/filmmakers in residence, and large eye catching pieces and graphics for library programming or for gallery exhibits. The space should be highly visible from the street as well as from within the library.

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Create reading nooks/areas

Develop quiet reading areas away from the traffic and fray. Use the building’s architecture and library shelving to create a sense of enclosure. Place near windows for natural daylight or include natural daylight-effect bulbs in the area.

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Suite for Personnel/Human Resources

Currently, Personnel Officer and Personnel Assistant are several offices apart. Need Suite with two offices, with area to secure Personnel records. Plus, need small conference room for private meetings.

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History series derived from the city archives

The city archives and clippings collections are a valuable treasure - when will more of these be digitized and made available online?

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Elevators Should Be Near Entrance

The elevators should be just inside of the main entrance and closer to the parking lot.

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Auditorium or Mixed Use Meeting Room

A new auditorium or mixed use meeting room should be added on the first floor. The room should be accessible without walking all the way through the library.

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Whiteboard space for brainstorming/planning/creative work

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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Art Gallery

Place the existing art gallery on the ground floor or other area where patrons frequent. Currently the art gallery is on the 4th floor with the board rooms. The location doesn't encourage foot traffic.

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A Learn and Experiment Space To Spark Creativity

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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Circulation Desk

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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