Notes to the Community from the
Woodstock Public Library District
Firstly, we believe in libraries!
Heart and soul, the Woodstock library board stands united in the goal of building an up-to-date library facility that will better serve our beloved community.
So… What’s wrong with the building?!
We’ve been trying to come up with a building solution for the past 12 years—we know— that’s a lot of research and development. Of course, during that time the library infrastructure has continued to decline. Here’s a few things we’ve learned from the experts...
- Inadequate space for library users, staff, collections and programs
- Not ADA compliant
- Poor air quality due to antiquated HVAC
- Second floor has load bearing concerns
- Unstable environment for library art collection and historic archives
- Basement flooding
How will we pay for it?
What’s our next move?
Fundraising! We plan to launch our capital fundraising campaign after the budget vote in September.
These are just a few things we think you should know about our efforts to bring better library services to Woodstock. We are working hard to bring you more regular, accessible and understandable updates. For full documentation, reports, opinions, etc. go to www.woodstock.org/planning
or ask your librarian!
The Woodstock Library District encourages free and open access to information, facilitates lifelong learning, celebrates the rich history of Woodstock as the Colony of the Arts, and provides opportunities for creativity and community engagement. The library is a living institution which evolves in response to changing community needs and offers the latest in technical, intellectual, and cultural resources.