Champagne Dreams on
                           a Minimal Budget
                           Cost Conscious Library Space De...
Queens Library for Teens, Far Rockaway (NY)




     Kimberly Bolan Cullin, Librarian & Consultant
   Kimberly Bolan & Ass...
LJ’s 2009 Library of the Year
             Serves 2.3 million people
             62 libraries plus the Central Library
  ...
April 2007: A Positive Solution




Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget
                                       ALA Annual...
July 26




                                              3,200 SF




Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget
              ...
May – August: Teen Input
     What would make you use the           Queens Online
     library more?                      ...
Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget
                                       ALA Annual - Chicago
Kimberly Bolan Cullin
   ...
Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget
                                       ALA Annual - Chicago
Kimberly Bolan Cullin
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August 1 – 7




Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget
                                       ALA Annual - Chicago
Kimberly...
August 9 - 24
     Budget of $100,000 established
      o $60,000 for furnishings
      o Remainder for construction-relat...
September
     Zoned floor plan finalized
     Furniture, shelving & décor options finalized




Champagne Dreams on a Min...
September (cont.)
                                       Furniture and shelving
                                       ord...
October – November
    OCT. 20–NOV. 9: Electric & network wiring
    completed; walls primed and painted

    NOV. 5–8: Co...
December - February
     DEC. 1: Project is
     completed on time &
     under budget

     DEC. 17: Soft opening

     F...
Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget
                                       ALA Annual - Chicago
Kimberly Bolan Cullin
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Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget
                                       ALA Annual - Chicago
Kimberly Bolan Cullin
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Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget
                                       ALA Annual - Chicago
Kimberly Bolan Cullin
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Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget
                                       ALA Annual - Chicago
Kimberly Bolan Cullin
   ...
Queens Library for Teens Updates
     Federally funded juvenile justice award
     began June 1, 2008 via the New York Sta...
Additional Resources
      BOLAN, KIMBERLY & JANET NELSON,
      “JUST FOR THEM: The Far Rockaway teen library
      provi...
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  1. 1. Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget Cost Conscious Library Space Designs July 11, 2009 Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  2. 2. Queens Library for Teens, Far Rockaway (NY) Kimberly Bolan Cullin, Librarian & Consultant Kimberly Bolan & Associates and PROVIDENCE Associates Indianapolis, IN Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  3. 3. LJ’s 2009 Library of the Year Serves 2.3 million people 62 libraries plus the Central Library 22 million circulation – highest in U.S 47,000 visits per day 30,000 programs annually Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  4. 4. April 2007: A Positive Solution Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  5. 5. July 26 3,200 SF Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  6. 6. May – August: Teen Input What would make you use the Queens Online library more? Survey Have a space just for teens that is comfortable and welcoming where you can hang out 80% Adding computers 58% Bringing in more technologies such as listening stations, etc. 54% Adding music and DVDs 57% Have a café 66% Adding more books 70% Adding more magazines 35% Friendlier staff 41% More interesting library programs 49% Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  7. 7. Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  8. 8. Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  9. 9. August 1 – 7 Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  10. 10. August 9 - 24 Budget of $100,000 established o $60,000 for furnishings o Remainder for construction-related costs Developed Space Plan Conducted Product Research (flooring, furnishings, shelving, fabric, color, etc.) Reviewed schedule & coordinated misc. items (technology, flooring, etc.) Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  11. 11. September Zoned floor plan finalized Furniture, shelving & décor options finalized Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  12. 12. September (cont.) Furniture and shelving orders are placed (state contract) Establish timeline and goals for painting, flooring, and installation of furniture Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  13. 13. October – November OCT. 20–NOV. 9: Electric & network wiring completed; walls primed and painted NOV. 5–8: Concrete floors painted with epoxy as short-term solution NOV. 13: Furniture & shelving installed NOV. 19–23: Computers and TVs installed; wall & floor paint touched up; wiring adjusted Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  14. 14. December - February DEC. 1: Project is completed on time & under budget DEC. 17: Soft opening FEB. 21, 2008: Grand Opening Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  15. 15. Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  16. 16. Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  17. 17. Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  18. 18. Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  19. 19. Queens Library for Teens Updates Federally funded juvenile justice award began June 1, 2008 via the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Funding from the NYC Commission on Economic Opportunity for pre-GED classes for people between 16 and 24 $50,000 Community Capital Assistance Program grant Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  20. 20. Additional Resources BOLAN, KIMBERLY & JANET NELSON, “JUST FOR THEM: The Far Rockaway teen library provides offsite space to be, well, a teen,” SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (9/15/08). BOLAN, KIMBERLY.TEEN SPACES (2D ED.) ALA EDITIONS, 2009. O'CONNOR, MAUREEN & BRIAN KENNEY, “MAKE IT NEW,” SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (7/08). KIMBERLY BOLAN CULLIN bolan_kimberly@yahoo.com indielibrarian.blogspot.com Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009
  21. 21. Thank you Find a copy of this presentation after 7/14/09 at: indielibrarian.blogspot.com Champagne Dreams on a Minimal Budget ALA Annual - Chicago Kimberly Bolan Cullin 2009

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