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Library Schedules Input Forums with Architects, Board & Staff

Jackson, WY-  Teton County Library invites the community to meet and talk with Gilday and Humphries/Poli architects, Library Board members and staff about the library’s renovation and addition at three public input forums.

The meetings will begin with a PowerPoint presentation by the architects exploring library structures and service delivery around the nation. There will also be time set aside for conversation with the architectural team, board and staff. The forums take place at the library on:

Monday, October 19 from 5:30-7 p.m., Ordway Auditorium
Wednesday, October 21 from 12-1:30 p.m., Ordway Auditorium
Wednesday, November 18 from 5:30-7 p.m., Reading Room

Director Deb Adams encourages community members to attend a forum. “The library is for everybody, so we’re looking for everybody’s input,” said Adams. “I know people might think of these input sessions as another meeting, but I’m excited because we’re designing our library for the future. This is the time when your ideas can really make an impact.”

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. More information about each of these areas is available TCLib.org/addition.

“We’re looking forward to hearing from people who use the library, as well as people who are interested in any of the priority areas. If you’re interested in teens, come tell us about it. If you feel strongly about our collections, we want to hear from you - whether you use the library or not,” said Adams.

For those unable to make a forum, the library will offer paper comment forms on site at 125 Virginian Lane, as well as online. All input venues will be open and available from October 19 - November 18, 2009.

In August 2008, voters approved the library’s proposition on the Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) ballot which asked for $1.5 million for the planning, design, engineering and initial construction costs of an addition to the main library facility at 125 Virginian Lane.

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

Teton County Library offers open and equal access to information, literature and ideas…to encourage a lifetime of learning, to strengthen our evolving community, to inspire us all.