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New Library Queries and Comments - This is the space where library staff will provide the Crete community with updates regarding the new library

This is the space where library staff will provide the Crete community with updates regarding the new library. In addition, we will do our best to respond to queries and other comments about the new library.

16 May 2018

Revised floor plan of the new library and community room/storm shelter.

Highlights of the new building include:

Common Areas

Community Room, seating for:

        159 people in chairs

        80 people with round tables

        60 people with rectangle tables

Catering kitchen in the community room

Café with vending machine and coffee

Drive up window for drop off and collection of new material

Donor walls

Fully ADA compliant

MakerSpace/Technology Room

Youth area

Children’s Program Room

Teen Room

Teen study area for four people

Child’s restroom

Mother’s Room

Family seating

Children’s activity area

Adult area

Quiet Adult Area with Fireplace

Study Rooms (two person and four-person)

Meeting Room

Comfortable, southern-exposure seating

Outdoor areas

Courtyard/Festival area

Children’s Reading Garden

Patio seating

Children’s outdoor activity area/playground


10 January 2018

Take a drive by the old hospital to see it coming down a bit more every day. The Crete design committee met with the architects (BVH) to review their initial draft floor plan. BVH will revise the floor plan and after another review will present their design to the Crete Community on 1 March at 6:00pm at the UCC church.


31 October 2017

Thank you to all who attended the 26 October Community Input meeting. We know that the architects, BVH are appreciative of the Crete community’s feedback to them regarding the new library / community rooms. Below is a partial listing of some of the wishes and suggestions the Crete community has for our new complex. Please note that while we wish to have all of these wonderful features and materials, many of these are dependent upon the amount of grant monies we receive as well as financial support from the community.

All are welcome to continue to provide us with your suggestions and wishes and can do so by completing this one-question survey.

What is a traditional library?

  • Place to gain knowledge.
  • In the style of Carnegie.
  • Lots of wood.
  • Comfortable.

Library design suggestions

  • Open interior space
  • Lots of windows to exterior
  • Comfortable furnishings.
  • Attractive and inviting for people to gather.
  • Nooks or smaller spaces for more intimacy and privacy. Quiet
  • Fireplace
  • Separate areas for different groups – children, teens, study rooms

BVH will begin design and will present a final schematic design to the public at a similar public meeting sometime in mid-January 2018.