Sno-Isle Libraries has released its 2016-2025 Capital Facilities Plan. It identifies library capital facilities needs across the library district over the next 10 years.
The plan assesses the libraries and recommends what should happen to each during the decade.The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees adopted the plan and facility recommendations on July 25, 2016. Recommendations for library buildings fall into four categories and are based on specific criteria.
Scroll down this page for links to various sections of the Capital Facilities Plan, including recommendations for specific community libraries.
Recommendations for community library buildings within the Capital Facilities Plan fall into four categories:
Maintain existing facility which will continue serving community needs
Renovate and/or expand an existing facility to enable it to meet community needs
Replace an existing library with a new facility to meet the needs of the community
Provide a facility where none exists to meet community needs. In the course of developing this plan, the library district identified areas where a significant number of residents are unserved or underserved by the library. Residents in these areas already face significant challenges to access the nearest library and population growth projections through 2025 indicate more will face those challenges. Significant community and regional plans for redevelopment and infrastructure improvements also influence where new libraries are needed.
A variety of factors were considered to develop recommendations for capital facility investments based on the ability to meet current and anticipated community needs, including:
Current and historical use
Projected population growth
Changes in customer expectations
Innovations in library services
Community assessment and support
Public Library Facilities for the Future A library is not just a building that holds books. It is a space that serves and advances the community. That is a key message in this survey commissioned by Sno-Isle Libraries to help library and community leaders envision and plan facilities.