Great Libraries for Norfolk
Building New, Modernizing Old,
Strengthening All



                     Norman Maas
         ...
The 1998 Study Suggested
1. Constructing four Anchor Branch Libraries, each
   serving a quadrant of the city
2. Renovatin...
www.npl.lib.va.us




         N or f ol k Pu bl i c Li brar y
2006   Creating a City of Readers
2011   St rat egi c Di re...
Strategic Directions
                       2006-2011

Strategic Direction 1
Build the collection of books and other mater...
Strategic Direction 4
Use technology and computer resources to improve library
services to the public.

Strategic Directio...
Strategic Direction 8
Address the need for information related to community services,
agencies, and organizations.

 Strat...
What Have We Done?
What Have We Done?
Updated branch libraries & the interiors
Enhanced public computer facilities at all NPL
branches
Renova...
Updated Branch Libraries
All NPL branch libraries have been updated
with new paint and carpet.
Approximately 30 new comput...
Updated Branch Libraries




      Barron F. Black Branch Library
                 BEFORE
Updated Branch Libraries cont…




     Barron F. Black Branch Library
                AFTER
Updated Branch Libraries cont…




         Janaf Branch Library
              BEFORE
Updated Branch Libraries cont…




               Janaf Branch Library
                     AFTER
Enhanced Computer Facilities at
      all NPL locations
The new Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
houses 90 total comp...
Updated Computer Technology Centers




    Park Place Branch
         Library
Computers cont…




       Janaf Branch Library
Computers cont…




         Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
Computers cont…




 Jordan-Newby Branch Library
New Computer Table & Chairs




       Computer Table                 Computer Chair
Hermon Miller, P/N PBLIC.DP339   Herm...
KidZones
NPL installed KidZones in every library location.
   Each library locations KidZone has a different theme (ex: Ju...
KidZones cont…




      Barron F. Black Branch
         Library KidZone
KidZones cont…




                 Blyden Branch Library
                       KidZone
KidZones cont…




    Jordan-Newby Branch
       Library KidZone
KidZones cont…




       Lafayette Branch
       Library KidZone
KidZones cont…




                  Norfolk Main
                 Library KidZone
Reading Time @ Van Wyck Branch Library         Storytime @ Park Place Branch Library




                        Social Ti...
Design Team for KidZones




NPL Director – Norman Maas, (757) 664-7339; norman.maas@norfolk.gov
NPL Children’s Coordinato...
Budget for Branch
   Renovations (Per branch)
30 Computer Tables - $607 each ($18,205)
30 Computer Chairs - $180 each ($5,...
Planning & Design Team
       for Branch Renovations
NPL Director – Norman Maas; (757) 664-7339;
norman.maas@norfolk.gov

...
Planning & Design Team
          for Branch Renovations
NPL Branch Managers

NPL Branch Youth Associates

NPL Branch Staff...
Park Place Branch Library
       Renovations
We renovated Park Place Branch Library by:
  Converting 1,100 square feet of ...
Park Place Branch Library
Renovations cont…
 The changes to the branch have increased the
 foot traffic of not only the li...
Park Place Branch Library
         BEFORE




       Book Collections
Park Place Branch Library
         AFTER




       Book Collections
Park Place Branch Library
         BEFORE




        Seating Area
Park Place Branch Library
         AFTER




        Seating Area
Park Place Branch Library
          BEFORE




Customer Service Desk and Handout Display
Park Place Branch Library
          AFTER




Customer Service Desk and Handout Display
Park Place Branch Library
          AFTER




Customer Service Desk and Handout Display
Park Place Branch Library
         BEFORE




         KidZone
Park Place Branch Library
         AFTER




                    KidZone
Park Place Branch Library
         AFTER




         KidZone
Park Place Branch Library
Additional Space: Computer Area
Park Place Branch Library
Additional Space: Teen Zone
Budget For Park Place
          Renovations
The Park Place Library expansion project was
awarded a $99,000 grant from The ...
Planning, Design and Implementation Team
For Park Place Branch Library Renovations

Norfolk Public Library Director – Norm...
Opening the Mary D. Pretlow
   Anchor Branch Library
Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
            March 2008
Photograph taken by Steve Budman
Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch
              Library
             Opened March 13, 2008
Since opening, the Mary D. Pretlow ...
The 32,960 square foot Anchor
       Branch features:
 A great new book collection
 A 2,000 square foot TeenZone
 A 45-sea...
Features cont…
  3 group study rooms
 A public program and community meeting area
 featuring 120 seats
 A vending area wit...
Children’s Library & KidZone




       Children’s Book Collection
Playscape
(For babies 0-3)
Creative Cove
Corner For Toddlers
(ages 3-6)
Play Area in KidZone




Children’s Information
Desk
Children’s Computer Area
Teen Zone
Teen Zone Computer
       Area
Teen Zone
Teen Zone Lounge Area
Meeting Spaces
Conference Room (2nd Floor)
Group Study Rooms
Meeting Room 1




Meeting Room 2
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Combined
Computer Technology Center
Book Collection
Adult Reading Area
Adult Reading Area
Reading/Study Area
Ocean View Station Museum
Grand Opening Day at
Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch
           Library
Design Team for Mary D. Pretlow
          Anchor Branch Library
NPL Director – Norman Maas; (757) 664-7339; norman.maas@no...
Design Team for Mary D. Pretlow
      Anchor Branch Library cont…
Contractor
Sun Bay Contracting Inc.                  Int...
The Future of Norfolk’s
     Main Library
Kirn Memorial Main Library




Kirn Memorial Main Library was in operation for close to 50
years.
This summer, the buildin...
Main Library Timeline
October 2007: City of Norfolk negotiates purchase of building, announces
plans to partially renovate...
Norfolk Main Library
Book Collection
Customer Service Desk
Computer Technology Center
Norfolk Main Library KidZone
Periodicals and Reading Area
Periodicals and Reading Area
Sargeant Memorial Room ~ Historical &
        Genealogical Collection
The Next Phase-
  Col. Samuel L. Slover Main Library
Frank Batten Sr., long-time chairman of Landmark
Communications, comm...
Col. Samuel Slover Main Library cont…

  The City will erect a 60,000 sq. ft. building adjacent to the
  interim Norfolk M...
Where Do We Go From Here?
Continue to strengthen our ongoing relationship with customers
Continue to listen to the needs o...
Great Libraries for Norfolk - Building New, Modernizing Old, Strengthening All
Great Libraries for Norfolk - Building New, Modernizing Old, Strengthening All
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  1. 1. Great Libraries for Norfolk Building New, Modernizing Old, Strengthening All Norman Maas Library Director, Norfolk Public Library 1155 Pineridge Road, Norfolk VA 23502 (757) 664-7339; (757) 647-3035 norman.maas@norfolk.gov
  2. 2. The 1998 Study Suggested 1. Constructing four Anchor Branch Libraries, each serving a quadrant of the city 2. Renovating and Repairing up to seven existing neighborhood libraries 3. Replacing the Kirn Main Library 4. Improving Library material funding 5. Improving Library automation funding 6. Strengthening Library staffing levels 7. Strengthening overall Library maintenance
  3. 3. www.npl.lib.va.us N or f ol k Pu bl i c Li brar y 2006 Creating a City of Readers 2011 St rat egi c Di rect i ons
  4. 4. Strategic Directions 2006-2011 Strategic Direction 1 Build the collection of books and other materials to better meet customers’ needs. Strategic Direction 2 Improve current facilities and develop plans for new building facilities to better accommodate our customers. Strategic Direction 3 Enhance library staff ’s ability to better serve our customers.
  5. 5. Strategic Direction 4 Use technology and computer resources to improve library services to the public. Strategic Direction 5 Strengthen early childhood literacy and parent education through improved services available to children, families, and caregivers. Strategic Direction 6 Develop the After-School Initiative to provide constructive after- school activity for school-aged children and teenagers. Strategic Direction 7 Enhance local history and genealogy resources.
  6. 6. Strategic Direction 8 Address the need for information related to community services, agencies, and organizations. Strategic Direction 9 Provide career information in support of people who are trying to find employment. Strategic Direction 10 Increase awareness of library services and activities and highlight the value of the library to the community. Strategic Direction 11 Increase external support for quality library service.
  7. 7. What Have We Done?
  8. 8. What Have We Done? Updated branch libraries & the interiors Enhanced public computer facilities at all NPL branches Renovated Park Place Branch Library KidZones Built Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library Moved to the temporary Norfolk Main Library
  9. 9. Updated Branch Libraries All NPL branch libraries have been updated with new paint and carpet. Approximately 30 new computers and computer stations added to every branch location. Weeded book collections. Installed KidZones in every location.
  10. 10. Updated Branch Libraries Barron F. Black Branch Library BEFORE
  11. 11. Updated Branch Libraries cont… Barron F. Black Branch Library AFTER
  12. 12. Updated Branch Libraries cont… Janaf Branch Library BEFORE
  13. 13. Updated Branch Libraries cont… Janaf Branch Library AFTER
  14. 14. Enhanced Computer Facilities at all NPL locations The new Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library houses 90 total computers The interim Norfolk Main Library houses nearly 60 computers All branch libraries have gone from having roughly 5- 10 public access computers to now having nearly 30 computers with a 2 hour time limit. This has doubled computer usage and decreased the wait time for patrons
  15. 15. Updated Computer Technology Centers Park Place Branch Library
  16. 16. Computers cont… Janaf Branch Library
  17. 17. Computers cont… Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
  18. 18. Computers cont… Jordan-Newby Branch Library
  19. 19. New Computer Table & Chairs Computer Table Computer Chair Hermon Miller, P/N PBLIC.DP339 Hermon Miller, P/N WC420N
  20. 20. KidZones NPL installed KidZones in every library location. Each library locations KidZone has a different theme (ex: Jungle, Ocean, Cars & Trucks) KidZones are interactive environments where parents can engage in early literacy activities and connect with their children through play. Play fosters development in the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical aspects of a child’s life; thus helping a child to get ready to read. KidZones include infant toys, activity tables, manipulative toys, creative play stations, children’s books, and early literacy information for parents.
  21. 21. KidZones cont… Barron F. Black Branch Library KidZone
  22. 22. KidZones cont… Blyden Branch Library KidZone
  23. 23. KidZones cont… Jordan-Newby Branch Library KidZone
  24. 24. KidZones cont… Lafayette Branch Library KidZone
  25. 25. KidZones cont… Norfolk Main Library KidZone
  26. 26. Reading Time @ Van Wyck Branch Library Storytime @ Park Place Branch Library Social Time @ Blyden Branch Library
  27. 27. Design Team for KidZones NPL Director – Norman Maas, (757) 664-7339; norman.maas@norfolk.gov NPL Children’s Coordinator – Terri Raymond; (757) 664-7328 ext. 347; terri.raymond@norfolk.gov NPL Family Place Librarian – Terry Wanser; (757) 664-7328 ext. 349; teresa.wanser@norfolk.gov NPL Branch Managers NPL Youth Associates
  28. 28. Budget for Branch Renovations (Per branch) 30 Computer Tables - $607 each ($18,205) 30 Computer Chairs - $180 each ($5,400) 30 New Computers - $1500 each ($45,000) Electrical for computers - $15,000 New Paint & Carpet for each branch – ($35,000) KidZone for each branch – ($5,000) Three KidZones were sponsored by The Rotary Club of Norfolk TOTAL COST for each branch = $123,605
  29. 29. Planning & Design Team for Branch Renovations NPL Director – Norman Maas; (757) 664-7339; norman.maas@norfolk.gov NPL Automation Coordinator – Randy Miller; (757) 664-7328 ext. 311 randy.miller@norfolk.gov NPL Children’s Coordinator – Terri Raymond; (757) 664-7328 ext.347; terri.raymond@norfolk.gov NPL Family Place Librarian – Terry Wanser (757) 664-7328 ext. 349; teresa.wanser@norfolk.gov
  30. 30. Planning & Design Team for Branch Renovations NPL Branch Managers NPL Branch Youth Associates NPL Branch Staff City of Norfolk Facilities Maintenance – Joe Francis City of Norfolk Facilities Maintenance – Joe Doudera City of Norfolk Public Works – Sam Russo Interior Design – W. Ray Jennings Interior Design; (757) 627-7296; wrjid@verizon.net
  31. 31. Park Place Branch Library Renovations We renovated Park Place Branch Library by: Converting 1,100 square feet of existing space in the Park Place Multi Service Center for Park Place Branch Library use. Adding 30 new computers. Installing a new KidZone. Adding new furniture, paint, carpet, and lighting.
  32. 32. Park Place Branch Library Renovations cont… The changes to the branch have increased the foot traffic of not only the library but also of the Park Place Multiservice Center. In July 2008, Park Place more than doubled its circulation from last July, and computer usage was 3 times higher than last July.
  33. 33. Park Place Branch Library BEFORE Book Collections
  34. 34. Park Place Branch Library AFTER Book Collections
  35. 35. Park Place Branch Library BEFORE Seating Area
  36. 36. Park Place Branch Library AFTER Seating Area
  37. 37. Park Place Branch Library BEFORE Customer Service Desk and Handout Display
  38. 38. Park Place Branch Library AFTER Customer Service Desk and Handout Display
  39. 39. Park Place Branch Library AFTER Customer Service Desk and Handout Display
  40. 40. Park Place Branch Library BEFORE KidZone
  41. 41. Park Place Branch Library AFTER KidZone
  42. 42. Park Place Branch Library AFTER KidZone
  43. 43. Park Place Branch Library Additional Space: Computer Area
  44. 44. Park Place Branch Library Additional Space: Teen Zone
  45. 45. Budget For Park Place Renovations The Park Place Library expansion project was awarded a $99,000 grant from The Norfolk Foundation. The City of Norfolk’s $200,000 contribution to the project was used for construction and renovations costs. Total Renovation Costs: $300,000
  46. 46. Planning, Design and Implementation Team For Park Place Branch Library Renovations Norfolk Public Library Director – Norman Maas; (757) 664-7339; norman.maas@norfolk.gov Norfolk Public Library Automation – Randy Miller; (757) 664-7328; ext. 311 randy.miller@norfolk.gov Park Place Branch Library Manager – LeoNard Thompson; (757) 664-7330; leonard.thompson@norfolk.gov Park Place Branch Library Staff City of Norfolk Public Works – John Facenda Ray Jennings Interior Design – Ray Jennings; (757) 627-7296; wrjid@verizon.net
  47. 47. Opening the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
  48. 48. Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library March 2008
  49. 49. Photograph taken by Steve Budman
  50. 50. Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library Opened March 13, 2008 Since opening, the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch has: Circulated over 30,000 books a month 34,000 people visit the library each month Over 7,000 people have registered for new library cards Over 50% of Pretlow’s public access computers are used every hour
  51. 51. The 32,960 square foot Anchor Branch features: A great new book collection A 2,000 square foot TeenZone A 45-seat adult reading area 10,000 square foot Children’s Library & KidZone A state-of-the-art computer center bringing the total to 90+ computers in the entire building
  52. 52. Features cont… 3 group study rooms A public program and community meeting area featuring 120 seats A vending area with table and chairs Expanded operating hours to include more nights and Sundays Ocean View Station Museum office and displays
  53. 53. Children’s Library & KidZone Children’s Book Collection
  54. 54. Playscape (For babies 0-3)
  55. 55. Creative Cove Corner For Toddlers (ages 3-6)
  56. 56. Play Area in KidZone Children’s Information Desk
  57. 57. Children’s Computer Area
  58. 58. Teen Zone
  59. 59. Teen Zone Computer Area
  60. 60. Teen Zone
  61. 61. Teen Zone Lounge Area
  62. 62. Meeting Spaces Conference Room (2nd Floor)
  63. 63. Group Study Rooms
  64. 64. Meeting Room 1 Meeting Room 2
  65. 65. Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Combined
  66. 66. Computer Technology Center
  67. 67. Book Collection
  68. 68. Adult Reading Area
  69. 69. Adult Reading Area
  70. 70. Reading/Study Area
  71. 71. Ocean View Station Museum
  72. 72. Grand Opening Day at Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
  73. 73. Design Team for Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library NPL Director – Norman Maas; (757) 664-7339; norman.maas@norfolk.gov NPL Assistant Director – Sonal Rastogi; (757) 664-7328 ext. 309; sonal.rastogi@norfolk.gov NPL Automation – Randy Miller; (757) 664-7328 ext. 311; randy.miller@norfolk.gov NPL Collection Development Coordinator – Sean Bilby; (757) 664-7328 ext.352; sean.bilby@norfolk.gov NPL Childrens Coordinator – Terri Raymond; (757) 664-7328 ext. 347; terri.raymond@norfolk.gov NPL Family Place Librarian – Terry Wanser; (757) 664-7328 ext. 349; teresa.wanser@norfolk.gov Pretlow Anchor Branch Library Manager – Cynthia Seay; (757) 441-1750 ext. 344; cynthia.seay@norfolk.gov Pretlow Anchor Branch Library Assistant Manager – Cathy Thomann; (757) 441-1750 ext. 343; cathy.thomann@norfolk.gov Additional Planning Committee Members: Mickey-Ann Garcia, Yvonne Bradley and Olivia Osei-Sarfo
  74. 74. Design Team for Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library cont… Contractor Sun Bay Contracting Inc. Interior Design George Mosley & Kurt Voigtsberger W. Ray Jennings Interior Design 4865 Haygood Road Ray Jennings 1723 Virginia Beach, VA 23455 Pope Avenue Norfolk, VA (757) 557-0100 23509 (757) 627- www.sunbaycontracting.com 7296 wrjid@verizon.net Lead Architect City of Norfolk Public Works The Design Collaborative John Keifer (Director) Edward Lazaron Sam Russo 230 N. Lynnhaven Road Sid Kitterman Chris Smith Virginia Beach, VA 23452-6917 (757) 340-4272 elazaron@designcollaborative.cc
  75. 75. The Future of Norfolk’s Main Library
  76. 76. Kirn Memorial Main Library Kirn Memorial Main Library was in operation for close to 50 years. This summer, the building will be taken down in order to build a transit station for the new Light Rail Transit coming to Norfolk.
  77. 77. Main Library Timeline October 2007: City of Norfolk negotiates purchase of building, announces plans to partially renovate it for use as an interim main library October 2008: Mayor Paul Fraim announces that Frank Batten, Sr., long-time chairman of Landmark Communications, has committed a $20 million contribution to the construction of a new main library complex in downtown Norfolk October 2008: Norfolk Public Library Administrative Offices and Service Center opens at 1155 Pineridge Road, with 30,000 square feet that includes 12,000 square feet of office space and an 18,000 square foot warehouse January 2, 2009: Norfolk Main Library at 235 East Plume Street is partially opened for public use March 11, 2009: Norfolk Main Library is fully opened to the public
  78. 78. Norfolk Main Library
  79. 79. Book Collection
  80. 80. Customer Service Desk
  81. 81. Computer Technology Center
  82. 82. Norfolk Main Library KidZone
  83. 83. Periodicals and Reading Area
  84. 84. Periodicals and Reading Area
  85. 85. Sargeant Memorial Room ~ Historical & Genealogical Collection
  86. 86. The Next Phase- Col. Samuel L. Slover Main Library Frank Batten Sr., long-time chairman of Landmark Communications, committed a $20 million contribution to the construction of the new main library. The new main library complex will be named in honor of Batten’s uncle, Colonel Samuel L. Slover, founder of Landmark Communications. The library will be called the Col. Samuel Slover Main Library The Col. Slover Main Library will be designed in the next 18-24 months with a two year construction period to follow. A venture the City of Norfolk and Norfolk Public Library are ecstatic to embark upon.
  87. 87. Col. Samuel Slover Main Library cont… The City will erect a 60,000 sq. ft. building adjacent to the interim Norfolk Main Library (48,000 sq. ft.), and connecting the 2 buildings with a recessed glass atrium and courtyard. This will create the Slover Main Library. The Slover Main Library will total 108,000 square feet. By combining the square footage of the main library with the Administrative Offices & Service Center (30,000 sq. ft.), the total space increases to 138,000 square feet. This compares well to the 77,000 square feet of space that was in the former Kirn Memorial Library.
  88. 88. Where Do We Go From Here? Continue to strengthen our ongoing relationship with customers Continue to listen to the needs of our customers and staff Continue to renovate branch libraries Complete design and construction of a new Main Library Begin planning for a South Anchor Branch Library Increase staff development opportunities Continue to strengthen the Library’s website and our use of computer technology tools Upgrade our Bookmobile Further develop the use of the Norfolk Public Library Administrative Offices & Service Center

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