October 2011: Seeking Community Input on New Libraries
We want to know what you want to see in your new libraries. As we continue with the design process on our projects in Silt, Glenwood Springs, and Carbondale, we hope you'll share your ideas and suggestions. All are invited to our public input meetings; read on for more information on upcoming meetings in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale.
Glenwood Springs Public Meetings
You dreamed… we listened and were inspired! Come learn more about the design of your new Glenwood Springs Branch Library. On Monday, November 7, at 5:00 p.m. the Garfield County Libraries will unveil the Schematic Design for the new library. Project architects Dennis Humphries and Willis Pember will join the Library’s Executive Director Amelia Shelley, Glenwood Springs Branch Manager Pat Conway, and Library District Board Members to review findings from past brainstorming sessions and go through the entire design process to date. The new branch will open at the corner of 8th Street and Cooper Avenue in 2013. The meeting will be held at the current Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 413 9th Street and is open to the public. We want to answer your questions and hear your opinions! This public meeting will be followed by a meeting of our Board of Trustees at 6:30 p.m., which is also open to the public. For more information call 945-5958.
Carbondale Open Houses
The Garfield County Libraries and our design team seek to engage the Carbondale community in the new Carbondale Branch Library design process. Three “open house” community input meetings are planned for the coming months to support collaboration throughout the project. The first of these meetings is coming up on November 8. The design team’s goal is to create a library that is not only in Carbondale, but of Carbondale. The Libraries’ goal for ground breaking is anticipated for the summer of 2012. The 13,000 square foot new library will be located at the corner of Third Street and Sopris Avenue, adjacent to Bridges High School.
1st Public Open House – Tuesday, November 8, Beginning the Process: This meeting is designed to gather ideas about needs and goals from the community.
2nd Public Open House – Thursday, November 17, Concept Check: This meeting is designed to check back in with the community on the conceptual direction.
3rd Public Open House – Thursday January 12, Progress Check: This meeting is scheduled mid-process so that the community can see the direction that the new library facility design has developed.
Meetings will be held in the Third Street Center Calaway Room. All community design open houses will take place from 4:00pm to 6:30pm with after-hours open house available until 8:00pm for those who need to come later. People are encouraged to come when they are able and jump into a lively community event. The design team is led by Willis Pember Architects with support from library architect Humphries Poli, Land+Shelter, DHM Design, Schmueser Gordon Meyer, Dan Richardson, KL&A, Beaudin Ganze, Group 3 Planners, Mark Chain Consulting. Community meetings are also graciously supported by the Third Street Center. Please contact Andrea Korber of Land+Shelter with any questions about the community outreach process: 970.963.0201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.