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

Library Expansion Plans

In 2023, the taxpayers approved a 1.2 Mill Levy increase to fund the construction and ongoing operating costs of a larger library. Work is in progress for the planning and designing of an approximate 4300 square foot second floor addition to the existing library facility.  Initial program plans are outlited below.

Construction Information

 

 

Increase Resources & Services

More Books & Movies

  • 25% Increase in Books & eBooks
  • 25% More Space for Collections (expand shelving on 1st floor)

 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

 

Section below discusses the different spaces

Children’s Room
50% Increase

  • Accommodate More Families & Classes
  • Additional Seating
  • Toddler Exploration Stations
  • Early Grade Activities and Seating
  • Expand Collections

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 1,600 study room bookings in 2023
  • Test Proctoring & Tech Help Appointments
  • 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

Specialty Equipment & Software

  • Support to Entreprenuers and Artists
  • Adobe Creative Suite & AutoCad
  • Professional Scanner
  • Microphone and Audio Interface
  • More options TBD

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