Sunday, May 18, 2014

HMB holding community polling to develop a new library, don't forget the price tag

For library planning up front don't forget to add:
who will pay, the estimated cost, how it will be paid.
Think library advocates and the city
rgot that early planning detail in Pacifica.
Friends of Half Moon Bay Library,
theme: "Share the world".
Half Moon Bay Review/Stacy Trevenon, 5/15/14.  "Plans for new library continue to develop."  Planning meetings entering third stage.

"Several weeks after Half Moon Bay Library staff held the first of several meetings to poll community members about a new library, ideas are rapidly emerging, and more meetings to refine them will take place soon.

Beginning in April, library staff held formal and informal open house and community meetings at the library, Shoreline Station and the Coastside Farmers Market, to gather feedback from the public as to what features it wanted in a new library.

Meeting organizers used “information boards,” or 8-foot-high black boards on which photos representing design ideas and options were posted, to present a broad range of ideas contributed by the public. Attendees then posted colored dots to indicate support or thumbs-down for each idea."  Read article.

Related - Pacifica Library Foundation. "A great community deserves a great library."“The Pacifica Friends of the Library fully support the efforts of the Pacifica Library Foundation to bring a 21st century library/learning center to Pacifica. Our community deserves a facility that meets community needs – things such as a dedicated children’s area, a teen area, a quiet reading area, community and small group meeting spaces, expanded collection space and easy access.”

Note: Photograph from Friends of HMB library organization above; graphic from Open Europe Blog.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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