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:
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
Fully ADA compliant
Children’s Program Room
Teen study area for four people
Children’s activity area
Quiet Adult Area with Fireplace
Study Rooms (two person and four-person)
Comfortable, southern-exposure seating
Children’s Reading Garden
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.
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
- 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.