Green Features and Community Involvement<br /> Margaret Peebles, Director of Branch Services<br /> Gail Borden Public Libr...
Gail Borden Public Library District, Rakow Branch<br />Many photos in this presentation are courtesy of Engberg Anderson, ...
Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL   <br />
Formulating a “21st Century Branch”<br />
Growing Interest in Sustainable Building and a Greener Elgin<br />
Green Programming and Partnerships<br />
Summer Reading<br />
ECCO: Elgin Climate Change Organization<br />Movies, Discussions and Demonstrations<br />
RAIN BARRELS ON PARADE<br />
Branch Ground Breaking Ground, May 2007<br />Kids wrote their wishes for the new branch library on rocks that were buried ...
To Discover More about the Fox River Mural, visit www.gailborden.info<br />
Branch Opening, August, 2009<br />
Bookstore Appeal<br />
Face-Out Shelving<br />Less emphasis on dewey, more on categories<br />
Green Construction<br />
LEED Certification<br />Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design <br />U.S. Green Building Council<br />Green Buildin...
Green Features<br />Geothermal Heating<br />Zen garden <br />Native prairie plants<br />Neighborhood Friendly lighting <br...
Geothermal Heating<br />
Parking for Low Emissions Vehicles and Extra Bike Racks.<br />
The “Green” Shelf<br />
Natural Prairie Plantings<br />
Zen-like Garden<br />
Rock Seating in the Garden<br />
More innovative services....<br />Self-Check Machines<br />With the option of ‘no receipt’<br />Skype Reference Station<br />
Mediabank 24/7 DVD dispenser<br />
Customer Response?<br />
Green Features and Community Involvement<br />Margaret Peebles<br />Director of Branch Services<br />Gail Borden Public Li...
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Green Features And Community

  1. 1. Green Features and Community Involvement<br /> Margaret Peebles, Director of Branch Services<br /> Gail Borden Public Library District, Rakow Branch<br />mpeebles@gailborden.info<br />
  2. 2. Gail Borden Public Library District, Rakow Branch<br />Many photos in this presentation are courtesy of Engberg Anderson, Architects of the Rakow Branch<br />
  3. 3. Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL <br />
  4. 4. Formulating a “21st Century Branch”<br />
  5. 5. Growing Interest in Sustainable Building and a Greener Elgin<br />
  6. 6. Green Programming and Partnerships<br />
  7. 7. Summer Reading<br />
  8. 8. ECCO: Elgin Climate Change Organization<br />Movies, Discussions and Demonstrations<br />
  9. 9. RAIN BARRELS ON PARADE<br />
  10. 10. Branch Ground Breaking Ground, May 2007<br />Kids wrote their wishes for the new branch library on rocks that were buried on the site.<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. To Discover More about the Fox River Mural, visit www.gailborden.info<br />
  13. 13. Branch Opening, August, 2009<br />
  14. 14. Bookstore Appeal<br />
  15. 15. Face-Out Shelving<br />Less emphasis on dewey, more on categories<br />
  16. 16. Green Construction<br />
  17. 17. LEED Certification<br />Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design <br />U.S. Green Building Council<br />Green Building Rating System<br />Silver, Gold, Platinum<br />
  18. 18. Green Features<br />Geothermal Heating<br />Zen garden <br />Native prairie plants<br />Neighborhood Friendly lighting <br />Low and no emissions paint<br />High albedo Roof<br />Low-flow water control<br />Collection of books educating about sustainability and the environment and circulating the Kill-A-Watt<br />
  19. 19. Geothermal Heating<br />
  20. 20. Parking for Low Emissions Vehicles and Extra Bike Racks.<br />
  21. 21. The “Green” Shelf<br />
  22. 22. Natural Prairie Plantings<br />
  23. 23. Zen-like Garden<br />
  24. 24. Rock Seating in the Garden<br />
  25. 25. More innovative services....<br />Self-Check Machines<br />With the option of ‘no receipt’<br />Skype Reference Station<br />
  26. 26. Mediabank 24/7 DVD dispenser<br />
  27. 27. Customer Response?<br />
  28. 28. Green Features and Community Involvement<br />Margaret Peebles<br />Director of Branch Services<br />Gail Borden Public Library District<br />Rakow Branch<br />mpeebles@gailborden.info<br />

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