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Architect's rendering of second floor addition on Buena Vista Public Library building.

Library Expansion Plans

Strong Libraries = Strong Communities

The Buena Vista Public Library continues its long-standing role of providing the community with library services. The Library responds to the area’s growth and changes, providing valuable resources and opportunities to support a vibrant and engaged public. The Library continues to grow in use, causing strain on the existing resources. The time to expand on the current facility, thoughtfully planned to accommodate growth, has arrived.


Increase Resources & Services

More Books & Movies

  • 25% Increase in Books & eBooks
  • 25% More Space for Collections
  • Add Movie Streaming App

 More Classes & Events

  • 25% Increase in Youth Classes
  • 20% Increase in Adult Events
  • Add Technology Classes

Energy Efficiency

  • Replacing Aging Systems
  • Add 25Kw Solar Arrays
  • Upgrade to Heat Pump HVAC
  • Potential savings of $10,000 per year

Proposed Spaces

Children’s Room 

50% Increase

780 to 1,190 sq. ft.

  • Accommodate More Families & Classes
  • Additional Seating
  • Toddler Exploration Stations
  • Early Grade Activities and Seating
  • More Shelves to Expand Collections
  • A Safe & Vibrant Year-round Destination for Families

Additional Classroom

For Classes & Public Use

Conference Table Seating for 16

  • Accommodate More Classes
  • Updated Presentation Technology
  • Ideal for Small Group Instruction
  • More Availability for Nonprofit Groups & Public Use

Quiet Study Rooms

3 Additional Rooms

2-person and 4-person spaces

  • Over 1,400 bookings in 2022
  • Accommodate Test Proctoring & Tech Help Appointments
  • More space for quiet study, work, and private meetings
  • Convenient booking

Community Services Room

Private Room with Priority for Service Providers

  • Space for Consultations & Trainings
  • ESL Classes
  • Veteran’s Affairs
  • Telehealth Equipment

Local Heritage Collection

Books and Displays

Showcase Our Local History

  • Highlight Books & Maps
  • Rotate Heritage-Themed Displays
  • Year-Round Access
  • Host Education Field Trips

Tech Studio

Expand on the Creation Station

Specialty Equipment & Software

  • Support to Entreprenuers and Artists
  • Adobe Creative Suite & AutoCad
  • Professional Scanner
  • Microphone and Audio Interface
  • Photography Equipment
  • Laser Engraving & Cutting

The Library Expansion is endorsed by the following organizations:


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