Here is a fun way to see tons of ideas of possible ways to get people from one floor to another, especially being mindful of people with disabilities. images from pinterest
Here's another excellent Library Journal article. (May 16, 2017) This on is on LEED green building certifications contrasted with Living Building models which I had not heard of before. The article discusses the library building as its own ecosystem and the libraries pictured are NET ZERO buildings in terms of energy use. That would be … Continue reading Sustainable Living Building Libraries
Here is a link to the architecture awards for libraries for 2017.
Here is the copy of the memo I gave to the DMCC (Destination Medical Center Corporation) board today, 7/27/2017 asking for support in designating a location for a new public library a DMC zone for city credit towards our $128 MILLION dollar taxpayer revenue obligation for the DMC project over 20 years. None of which … Continue reading DMCC Public Statement 7-27-2017
As I remarked in January before this Board, I was a committed supporter of the library expansion. I spoke before the County Commissioners as an advocate in 2016 as well as promoted support for it among anyone who would listen. The last 5 years have been a nightmare for me as a person with disabilities … Continue reading Library Expansion Thoughts
Pros Neighborliness Short drives from SOME people's homes Free parking Drive through pick up and drop off possible The pros are pretty self explanatory. I will develop more later if I get a chance. However, I think the CONS so dramatically outweigh the branches that a branch library should not be considered at all. Please … Continue reading Branch Libraries – Pros and Cons
Rochester Public Library has one bookmobile. As a librarian noted in a public meeting about the library's future, "BOOKMOBILES ARE BRANCH LIBRARIES." Here is a quote featuring Rochester Public Library's Kim Edson in a 2010 article on bookmobiles: The 2012 bookmobile, as noted on the RPL web site, is also GREEN: About the Bookmobile … Continue reading Bookmobile – Rochester Public Library (Current)