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Library Calls for Input on Addition by November 18

Jackson, WY-Teton County Library is urging community members to give input and participate in the last of the main public input sessions on its building improvements and addition, or to give comments in person or online by November 18, 2009. The public forum is Wednesday, November 18, 5:30-7 p.m. in the library’s Reading Room.

In two previous public input sessions this October, Gilday and Humphries/Poli Architects, the architectural design team selected by the Library Board to lead the project, utilized PowerPoint slides to explore library structures and service delivery in other libraries around the country and world in efforts to generate ideas among participants and to highlight innovations in libraries.

The November 18 public forum will build on input received to date from the public. The architects will present conceptual ideas and bubble diagrams to help participants visualize an array of possibilities for the library addition and solicit further input and comment.

“We’ve been extraordinarily pleased at all the excellent input and ideas,” said Peggy Gilday of Gilday Architects. “We’re excited to see continued public involvement and comments, and we look forward to sharing our response to these ideas.”

The Library Board is especially asking for input on five priority areas identified in its Facilities Master Plan. The five areas are: collections, quiet/study space, teens, technology and programs.

Those unable to make the final November 18 forum are encouraged to give input in person or online. The library offers paper comment forms and frequently asked questions on site at 125 Virginian Lane, as well as online at TCLib.org/addition. All input venues will be open and available through November 18, 2009.

“The Library Board will hold public meetings in mid-December to review and approve architects’ facility plans and will also take public input at that time,” said Dail Barbour, library Facility Manager. “However, designs will be quite far along and much less flexible at that point, so it’s vital that residents give input now, while we are still in the visioning stage.”

To read more background, frequently asked questions or to sign up for regular email updates about the library’s main facility improvements and addition, visit the library online at http://www.TCLib.org/addition or call Director Deb Adams at 733-2164 ext. 128.