Stress further the breakdown of the square footages, reference the visuals, types of programs we would offer, types of collaborations with other departments and organizations (ie Small Business workshops with Chamber, music and art programs, space for larger senior programsTypes of rooms too…tutoring, literacy volunteers, small group study, computer lab for trainings, download stations for e-books and other digital media. Mention current two concepts. This seems to be one slide where we can really pack a punch on the question about the square footage allocation estimatesPerhaps also mention that we will only build the size building we can afford and the community wants…based on community feedback and input throughout the design process.We also need to stress why the size…talk about, perhaps, how we don’t want future boards to have to grapple with the same crippling issues we and boards before us have had to grapple with since the inadequate expansion in 1985. We want to plan for the future…flexibility and adaptability.We may also want to mention that years from now, if more space is needed for the library we can expand into some of the meeting space
Stress what that $44,000 has been paying for and how, with items under warranty, that money for the years under warranty can be used elsewhere or put into a “capital improvements” account for any unforeseen issues? Also…mention the quote from Helen McGraw from 1985 that the expansion already is inadequate…and again reiterate that we don’t want to repeat those mistakes. The high tech device being a typewriter is still a powerful image too!How does lack of space affect operations and public use? More specifics.
Perhaps also mention that when Webster and Greece built new facilities, meeting rooms were cut and recently Greece had new renovations to build meeting room space back?
Stress that while Greece has a large population and a smaller square footage then we are proposing, they have both a community center and a senior center on their campus. We are proposing a library that would offer some of those functions and spaces to complement and collaborate with community organizations to provide expanded services and programs. And still mention that we are trying to do in 12,000 square feet what other libraries are doing in 38,000 and 43,000 to start with.Stress we will provide extra space that groups can use, including our senior center but we will not be eliminating Pinegrove
Add in that the 4th of July celebration will still take place on the campus.
Go into more detail what this concept means…square footage per floor, etc.Refer the audience to the visuals that are in the room.
Show the DPW parking changes, changes to Town Hall employee parking and traffic flow that Mary Joyce stressed. Talk about how this concept keeps public areas on one floor which helps control personnel costs by not having to staff two floors entire time library is open. Also stress how each concept will incorporate meeting room space that would be useable even when library is not open.
Tom Broderick, not Jim.
Besides the central location, also mention that the two branches are currently less than 3 miles apart. Also mention Larry’s plotting of the different libraries in the county.
Also mention reduction of duplication means more efficient use of resources, physical and personnel resources. More on the improved efficiencies of operations. Mention that content creation includes self-employed using the facility, free-lance writers. More space means community can connect with each other and our resources in more ways. Space for book discussion groups, self employed and small business owners to meet, etc.
Stress that people leaving the town for their library services hurts the town on many levels…sales tax revenue, local businesses suffer…
More detail on what the supervisor stated…perhaps Karyl (or Mary Joyce when she is at the forums) could take over here…stress that some BANS can be at even below 1% interest rate. Also stress that we do NOT have to borrow everything all at once and we would not have to borrow all of it…that fundraising, grants, etc could offset the end cost to taxpayers.I
Remember to say that the do nothing costs are for 15 year bonds.
Discuss the denial of MCLS construction grants and what that grant money could mean for our new build…potential for 2 years…no other towns have anything this major on the horizon so strong likelihood of us getting the majority of the grant allocations.Sale of McGraw COULD also help offset the cost.
Irondequoit Public Library presentation on March 6, 2013
Irondequoit Public Library A Plan for the Future The Library that Our Community Builds Presented by The Irondequoit Public Library Board of Trustees March 6, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at Irondequoit Town Hall VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
The Irondequoit Town Board and the Library Board of Trustees propose a central library• 2- or 3-story building with up to 60,000 sq. ft.• Complement the Town Hall architecture• Larger spaces for library operations• Flexible meeting room space for: • Library programs • Programs by other town departments • Community organizations• Possible revenue producing operations VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Not meeting the needs of 21st century users• Last major renovation or expansion was 1985• Inadequate space and facilities• Cosmetic improvements do not address the issues• Renovations are not a long-term solution• Lack of space affects operations and public use• Upkeep for current buildings costs $44,000 per year• Two out-dated library branches still require duplicativeservices for janitors, trash collection, snow removal. VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Years since MCLS libraries built new or completed major renovations 30 25 20YEARS 15 10 5 0 Brighton Chili Fairport Gates Greece Henrietta Irondequoit Penfield Pittsford Webster VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
TOWN LIBRARY SIZES 50,000 45,000 43,000 40,000 38,200 35,000 30,000Square Feet 30,000 28,100 24,000 24,700 24,000 25,000 20,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0,000 Brighton Fairport Greece Henrietta Irondequoit Penfield Pittsford Webster 35,588 46,090 94,141 39,028 52,354 34,645 27,219 37,926 Town and Population VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Library Expansion Study Timeline1985 Branches expanded from 9,000 to 12,000 sq. ft.1998 Gordon Black survey by Library System on the future of the library1999 Library Board produces Long Range Plan2002 Barkstrom & LaCroix produce facilities plan2003 Town Board hires Strategic Consulting Associates to produce feasibility study for 2002 town facilities plan VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Library Expansion Study Timeline (cont.)2005 Thomas Group studies existing buildings and 5 different options for expansion2006 Barkstrom & LaCroix analyzes the Kings Park campus for use as library and community center.2009 Library Board seeks proposals for expanding McGraw Branch as town’s only library2012 Passero Associates updates costs from the 2005 Thomas Group study VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Why The Town Hall Campus?• This is the central location• Saves the cost of purchasing land• Avoids removing land from property tax rolls• Can be safely reached on foot or bicycle• Parking, traffic and festivals will not be a problem: • Adequate parking, per Town Planning Department • DPW parking is moving, freeing up more spaces • Traffic studies will ensure safety and easy access • Fourth of July celebration will still be at Town Hall VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Concept drawing for a town hall campus library by Passero Associates VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Concept drawing for Town Hall campus library by Barkstrom and LaCroixVOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
A concept drawing of the Town Hall campus circa 1948. The police station is on the left and library is on the right.VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
A Central Location VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
How the library & services will be improved?• Evolving to meet the community’s needs• Leading shift from content storage to creation• Providing adequate space for: • Access for patrons with mobility difficulties • Dedicated teen and children’s areas • More seating, computers and workspaces • Enforced quiet areas for serious study • Community meetings, teaching and programming • Modern and handicap accessible restrooms VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Libraries are not going away2013 Pew Research study finds:• Top reason people visit libraries is to borrow materials• Second highest answer is to use the Internet or Wi-Fi• 60% of young adults still visit the library often• 80% of Americans say borrowing books is important• 80% say reference librarians are an important service• 77% say free access to computers and the internet is a“very important” library service VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Libraries mean business• 2013 study by Texas Dept. of Education found: • $1 invested in libraries = $4.42 of economic benefit• Measurable economic benefits include: •Lending of materials, such as books and DVDs •Newspaper, magazine, and journal subscriptions •Computers and Internet access •Expensive research databases• Libraries also help unemployed and small businesses VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
New library will bring my money back to Irondequoit Irondequoit Post, February 6, 2013“One day last year I realized that I was driving to othertowns and taking my disposable cash with me. I wasshopping at Hegedorn’s, not Herrema’s. I was getting mycaffeine fix at Oriens not Sips. WHY? Because I need tovisit a quality library once a week to get my books andvideos, and maybe even get some genealogy researchdone. The cramped branches were not doing it for me.” VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
“The Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce recognizes thata 21st century central library will offer the types ofvalued services and amenities that attracts homebuyers, retains homeowners, and keeps the businessand spending power of residents in the Irondequoitcommunity…for the good of our merchants and the goodof our residents, the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerceendorses this long overdue plan to improve our townwith a new central library.” VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
When and where do you vote?• Referendum vote on April 23, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. • East Irondequoit School District residents vote at Ridge-Culver Fire Department • West Irondequoit School District residents vote at St. Paul Fire Department • Absentee ballots will be available at Town Hall• You must be a registered voter in order to vote • If you are not registered to vote, a special voter registration day will be April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Building can begin when referendum passes• The bond will be for up to $13 million dollars• Passing the bond equals an increase of $29 per yearfor the average $100,000 home • 29 cents per $1,000 of assessed value • $2.42 per month• Figures are for a 30-year bond at the current rate: 3.8% • This takes advantage of very low interest rates VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
There is a cost for doing nothing• Existing buildings desperately need updating• Making a few of the most needed repairs and upgradescosts $2,230,140, but adds no space• Long-term improvements, such as electrical upgradesand better restrooms, would cost $6,169,020, but addsno space. VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Doing nothing, costs something LIBRARY LONG-TERM TEMPORARYPROPOSAL IMPROVEMENTS REPAIRS * ** ** Cost per year for average $100,000 home* Based on 30-year bond ** Based on 15 year bond VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Our community unites to build a library we can be proud of• Fundraising committee with library trustees and communitymembers has been established• Grants are available and will be applied for to reduce costs• Evans Branch (Cooper Rd) likely reverts back to the WestIrondequoit Central School District due to deed restrictions• McGraw Branch (Ridge Rd) will be sold and proceeds will helppay costs above the bond (current assessment is $1.1 million) VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
Our Challenge To You Visit a library in a neighboring town Sign up to take a tour of one of our branches Compare and decide Can we do better?VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com
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Your Questions• Please write questions on card and hand to a volunteer• After, please complete the brief anonymous survey• Thank you for your time, input and questions VOTE APRIL 23RD www.LibraryProposal.com