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Include a cafe

A cafe with outside seating and an outside entrance would add value to the surrounding area.

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Space for families to relax, have a snack, and feel safe

Create a place for children designed to make them feel special. A place where there is noise control and security.

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Improve or relocate Archives

The Archives Department has not only outgrown its current space, the space also lacks adequate preservation protection.

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36 votes
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Large conference rooms and auditorium

The downtown library needs conference facilities including an auditorium, multipurpose rooms, and meeting rooms.

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33 votes
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Roof garden with patio and party space

This would be a good space to rent out to the public.

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Charging stations

The library needs to have charging stations like major airports. Nearly everyone looks for a place to charge cell phones. A dedicated laptop area would be helpful also. Wandering all over the building to find outlets near seating is inconvenient.

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Parking deck with staff parking on the top

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

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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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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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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