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Rejuvenate Your Space Refreshing or Renovating Under $60,000. MaryLou Puritz Roanoke Public Library Williamson Road Branch 540-853-2340 [email protected] Laura Wickstead City of Fairfax Regional Library [email protected] Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!.

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rejuvenate your space refreshing or renovating under 60 000

Rejuvenate Your SpaceRefreshing or RenovatingUnder $60,000

MaryLou Puritz

Roanoke Public Library

Williamson Road Branch

540-853-2340

[email protected]

Laura Wickstead

City of Fairfax Regional Library

[email protected]

decisions decisions decisions
Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!
  • Know Your Desired Outcome
  • Budget
  • Committee to Assist
  • Gather Ideas
  • Create Timelines
  • Nitty Gritty
  • End Results
desired outcomes
Desired Outcomes

Williamson Road Branch

Relocate Children’s area

Computer for adult and child in Children’s

New moveable shelving in Children’s area

Moveable computer tables for Adults and YA

Relocate and increase in size the YA area

Virginia Room

Double shelf area

Double the space for researchers

Create state of the art facility for staff and researchers

Create a training space

Comfortable and efficient staff area

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Howery Mezzanine

Flexibility

Mobility

Industrial, inexpensive furnishings

Weight capacity, armless, various heights

Interlocking chairs

Laptop stations, easily visible to staff

ADA compliant

budget
BUDGET
  • Create 2 spread sheets
  • Possible purchases
  • Actual purchases
  • Color code for visual ease
  • Sources of Additional Funding
  • Friends of the Library
  • Library Foundation
  • Additional Grants
  • Additional Donations
budget1
BUDGET
  • Will you need to put purchases out to Bid
  • Are you part of a Consortium that will provide discounts
  • Can projects be done “in-house” by employees
  • Contracts based on other contracts
  • Required permits
advisory committee
Advisory Committee
  • People who have renovated something!
  • Public Services
  • Technical Services
  • Your Supervisor
  • Someone in your department/branch
  • Unrelated department person

Inputfrom Others

  • Building and Maintenance
  • Horticulture
  • Building Permits and Inspections
  • Art Coordinator
  • Building Plans
idea gathering
Idea Gathering
  • Talk to Patrons
  • Visit other libraries
  • ALA Journal with highlighted renovations
  • Library vendors
  • Local businesses
  • Decorating magazines
  • Paint & Decorating stores
  • Research On-line
time lines
Time Lines
  • Before 10/3
    • Paint old Juv and Teen area (on a Monday)
  • Old Juv. Area = New Adult Fiction Area
  • Move Juv. Books to older international/mystery section
  • Paint area
  • Surplus 4 1/2 Juv. Shelves
  • Surplus rectangular Juv. table
  • Old Teen Center = New Adult Reading Area
  • Move YA Fiction to old Paperback shelves
  • Surplus old YA Fiction shelves
  • Surplus Atlas unit
  • Paint old area then
  • Move magazine display units against the wall
  • Old Non-Fiction = same (w different shelves)
  • Shift all NF books
  • Surplus last 4 shelves (3 long, 1 short)
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Old Teen Center = New Adult Reading Area

  • Move YA Fiction to old Paperback shelves
  • Surplus old YA Fiction shelves
  • Surplus Atlas unit
  • Paint old area then
  • Move magazine display units against the wall
  • Old Non-Fiction = same (w different shelves)
  • Shift all NF books
  • Surplus last 4 shelves (3 long, 1 short)
  • Old Fiction = New Children’s Area
  • Box up international books
  • Weed Mystery books
  • Move remaining books to top/bottom of Fiction shelves
  • After 10/3
  • Put in all electrical
  • Take off honeycomb
  • Shrub removal
  • Build lap top stations
nitty gritty
Nitty-Gritty

FLOOR PLANS

  • Multiple copies
  • Furniture/Designer templates
  • Removable glue stick
  • Color Pencils
  • Label all areas
  • KEEP UP TO DATE

MEASURE & COUNT

  • Formulas are available
  • Count the actual shelves
  • Linear feet
  • What needs to stay & go
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Nitty-Gritty

MOVERS

  • Schedule dates
  • Surplus to be removed

COLOR SCHEMES

  • Themes
  • Furniture selections
  • Coordination
  • Color Scheme Bible by Anna Starmer

Art Coordinator

  • Resources
  • Funding
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Nitty-Gritty

VENDORS

  • Source of ideas
  • Lingo
  • Creative ways to stay within budget
  • Floor Plans

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

  • Weeding
  • Purchasing
  • Something brand new
  • Physical input to shelves
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Nitty-Gritty

WOW Factor!

  • Include something that will create a “Wow”
  • Close and re-open

SIGNAGE

  • Last but not least

REWARDS WHILE YOU WORK

  • Lattes
  • Chocolate
  • Cake
system wide impact
System Wide Impact
  • Increased focus on the impact of libraries
  • Willingness to listen to other proposals
  • Visual evidence of financial input
  • Cooperation among departments
  • Projects breed new developments
celebration
Celebration

OPEN HOUSE

  • Invite Everyone!
  • Governing bodies
  • Friends of the Library
  • Patrons
  • Press

ACKNOWLEDGE

  • Benefactors
  • Governing bodies
  • Departments
  • Other contributors
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