The last 20 minutes of Sunday’s Front Porch Chat were spent discussing what was inside the new library.
“A BUILDING ALONE DOES NOT MAKE A LIBRARY.” *
New Features Not Possible in Current Facilities
The new library breathes and adapts as the world changes.
7 Community Spaces: Includes a Children’s project area, 115 capacity meeting room, Tech Lab, YA room, Local History Room. Space for book clubs, reading, studying, job search, health care research, education research.
Flexible Fixtures & Spaces: Allows quick adaption to community needs.
Light: Inviting, comfortable.
Universal Power Access: For current and new gadgets. Allows for reaction to change in balance of e-publishing and traditional materials. A book is a book whether electronic or printed.
Programming. More children’s, young adult, adult and senior programming to fit the needs of the community.
Friends of the Library: New volunteer program that provides talented and passionate staff for additional programming.
Collaboration: Literacy Workshop with Jamestown School System whose goal is to create life-long readers, writers, learners. Further collaboration with Jamestown College and other county services will be explored.
Efficiency: Smooth Flow of collection from receipt to patron.
*Forrest, Lois, Century of Stories. 1983: 77. Print.