Building/Space Needs

Building/Space Needs

Beginning in March of 2012, in preparation for writing the library's Long Range Plan for 2012-2015, the Ellsworth Public Library held several focus group meetings. The meetings were facilitated by John Thompson, Director of the Indianhead Federated Library System, of which the Ellworth Public Library is a member. IFLS is a state funded organization that provides consulting and support services for 53 public libraries in a 10 county region in west central Wisconsin.

Our community stepped up to the task and shared their thoughts about our library -- what we do well, what is lacking and where they would like to see their library in the future. The information garnered from those meetings has been critical in planning the future of our library. Armed with that information, our Long Range Plan was written and approved by the Ellsworth Public Library Board of Trustees.

Along with that planning document, John Thompson developed a Space Needs Report -- an assessment of the current and future space needs of the library. That report was developed using comments from the focus groups as well as the Wisconsin Public Library Standards, and Public Library Space Needs: A Planning Outline. The goal of the report was to assist the Library Board and others with determining the best course of action in meeting the needs of the community and library patrons.

In August of this year, the Ellsworth Village Board voted to approve the formation of a Building/Space Committee, charged with the job of investigating space options available to the library and the community. That committee has been formed and will begin its task on October 1st.

 

Building/Space Committee Members:

Paul Bauer
Mike Foley
Milt Helmer
Linda Johnson
Charles Kummer
Meghan Quinn-Kummer
Roger Nelson
Judy Perkins
Sharon Schulze
John Thompson
Curt Wandmacher
Tiffany Meyer
Darcy Behringer, Laurie Braun, Jeanne Friedell, Florence LaBeau  (rotating staff members)

 

Planning Documents

EPL Long Range Plan

Space Needs Report (3 documents)

Part 1 - Space Needs Report - includes Appendix A - B

Part 2 - Ellsworth Facility Review - Appendix C

Part 3 - Evaluation of an Existing Building - Appendix D

Next Steps (timeline and steps to project completion)

 

Building/Space Committee Meetings

Agendas:

October 1, 2012

October 20, 2012

November 13, 2012

December 10, 2012

January 14, 2013

February 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

April 8, 2013

May 13, 2013

June 5, 2013 Amended

July 22, 2013

August 12, 2013

September 9, 2013

October 16, 2013 - Note Date Change

November 18, 2013

January 13, 2014

April 14, 2014

December 8, 2014

 

Minutes/Notes:

October 1, 2012

October 20, 2012

November 13, 2012

December 10, 2012

January 14, 2013

February 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

April 8, 2013

May 13, 2013

June 5, 2013

July 22, 2013

August 12, 2013

September 9, 2013

October 16, 2013

November 18, 2013

January 13, 2014

April 14, 2014

 

Supplemental Documents:

Building Comm. Library Tour October 20: Features to Consider/Impressions

Staff Library Tour on October 10 : Features to Consider/Impressions

Public Library Funding and Fundraising (presented by John Thompson on November 13) .pdf

 

Architect Selection Committee

Agendas:

November 14, 2012

Minutes/Notes:

October 8, 2012

November 14, 2012