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Trigger talk pp

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Trigger talk pp

  1. 1. TWO BANKS & A SQUARE Thinking “Outside the Box”
  2. 2. COMMUNITY CENTER/SQUARE PROJECT HISTORY In 2011, the GPL began planning for an expansion project that would include a much-needed second meeting room space as well as provide additional seating for WI-FI/studying/socializing. The Friends of the GPL paid for an architectural plan that would have added approximately 2000 sq. ft. to the back of the existing building. In the fall of 2013, BMO Harris announced that they would be closing their branch here in Gillett, and our library changed their focus from remodeling their existing structure to reconfiguring the bank building to meet community needs. The GPL was able to purchase the bank using only donated funds (no taxpayer money was used) in May of 2014.
  3. 3. COMMUNITY CENTER/SQUARE PROJECT THE PLAN The GPL has bought the bank (literally!); we now take up space in two former bank buildings. There are 3 main phases to this project: PHASE ONE Create two meeting room spaces in the bank building/add a second bathroom/add display space PHASE TWO Convert the library’s meeting room space into library space which would provide more seating for Wifi/studying/socializing as well as more shelving for collections PHASE THREE Create a COMMUNITY SQUARE around both buildings utilizing community input from city government, area businesses, community civic groups/clubs, school district...
  4. 4. COMMUNITY CENTER/SQUARE PROJECT THE POTENTIAL
  5. 5. OCLC “Outside the Box”
  6. 6. PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
  7. 7. Kay Rankel, Gillett Public Library krankel@mail.nfls.lib.wi.us www.gillettpubliclibrary.com

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