Parkland Community Library - Future


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Parkland Community Library - Future

  1. 1. PCL GOALS  Build a new library facility which provides:  a Center of Community for the Parkland area which makes it a better place to live, grow, work and play  the best possible library services enhanced by technology  well-trained, friendly staff to meet patrons needs  greater outreach to both new and existing members  greater opportunities for volunteering  Fund the building through a combination of savings and a referendum to provide a cost-effective investment in our community that starts paying back from day one.
  2. 2. > 7 year search for site > Considered 30 sites in all three townships > Upper Macungie Township offers 354 Grange Road location for $1 per year for 100 years.
  3. 3. For convenience, Walbert Avenue location stays open with limited hours.
  4. 4. THE NEW PARKLAND LIBRARY It is not about space- it is what you do with the space The New Library is no longer just a place for books, but a place for people, technology, learning and living The New Parkland Library embraces technology with computers, free Wi-Fi, Internet, online books, music and databases The New Parkland Library provides space and resources we have never had before And we do books too.
  5. 5. > > > > Tutoring More in-demand pleasure reading offerings Expanded selection of AV materials Teen advisory meeting space, work/group study areas > Protected Internet access for children > Better wheelchair access > New parenting section
  6. 6. > Increase of materials from 1.5 items to 2.0-2.5 items per capita > Expanded best seller availability > Dedicated genealogy and expanded local history area > More private space for literacy tutoring > Space for book discussion groups, writing groups, poetry readings > Space for investment, reading, gardening and other community clubs
  7. 7. > Increased delivery services and programs to retirement communities and North Whitehall Township residents > Expanded outreach programs for children and adults > Larger exhibit areas
  8. 8. > Space in community room for training and seminars > Access to professional reference library and database sources > Specialized collections around specific business interests > Resources to help employees develop business, interpersonal and language skills
  9. 9. > More than triple the number of workstations with access to resume-building software and word processing > Added desk/work space for reference support volunteers > Wider offering of newspapers and periodicals > Expanded jobs and occupations section > Growth of Wi-Fi, iPads and wireless offerings
  10. 10. > More counter service stations > More efficient handling of materials > Additional space for acquisition, cataloging and processing of materials
  11. 11. ESTIMATED SOURCES OF FUNDS Bank Loan Proceeds (20 Years) Capital Reserves Generated from Operations, Contributions Total Estimated Sources ESTIMATED USES OF FUNDS Construction Project Costs Estimated Financing Costs Total Estimated Uses $ 9,500,000 3,760,000 $13,260,000 $13,000,000 260,000 $13,260,000
  12. 12. ESTIMATED INCOME Projected Tax Income Estimated Other Income (FY 2012 Audit) Total Estimated Income ESTIMATED EXPENSES Operating Expenses (FY 2012 Audit) Additional Operating Expenses (New Building) Limited Operations (SWT Bldg) Additional Staffing Reassessment Reserve Estimated Annual Maintenance Financial Contingency Debt Service (New Loan) Total Estimated Expenses $2,079,253 199,000 $2,278,253 $ 735,000 200,000 150,000 170,000 20,000 100,000 75,000 828,253 $2,278,253
  13. 13. > 1998 – Residents vote to establish a 0.3 mills library tax to support the library through a Referendum. > 2013 – Parkland School District lowers rate to 0.1 mills as part of county-wide reassessment. > This does not provide sufficient funding to build/operate a new library.
  14. 14. Shall the current Parkland Community Library tax be increased to 0.2978 mills ($29.78 per $100,000 of assessed property value) to pay off a loan for the construction of a new building and to operate the library until July 1, 2035, or until the new library pays off the loan, whichever occurs first, at which time the millage will decrease to 0.1895 mills ($18.95 per $100,000 of assessed property value)?
  15. 15. > If referendum approved, residents will pay less than $20 more per $100,000 of assessed value per year. > A 1% property tax increase per household. > Look for ballot question “Parkland School District Referendum.”
  16. 16. > 30,000 square feet > Consulted professional library designers > Feasibility studies included community input > Local architectural firm designed > Local construction companies to build
  17. 17. > > > > Design 90%+ complete Site permitting started LEED silver certified plan Green technologies to reduce costs with environmental benefits
  18. 18. >160-acre recreational/educational space > Abundant parking >New playground >New ball fields >New walking paths >New dog park
  19. 19. Ground Breaking Spring 2014 Grand Opening Late 2015