Thursday, January 5, 2012

Next community meeting for input on a new Central Library

Thursday, January 19th
3:00 pm and 6:00 pm (Two meetings)
Milton Rhodes Arts Center
251 N. Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Meetings will be conducted by WS/FC Planning Dept.

Attendees will be shown a 7 to 10 minute video presentation to inspire their thinking of what a new Central Library could be. We will touch on how a new library can add to the growth and momentum of a community as not only a center of information, but also a cultural destination and a community gathering place as well.

Attendees will then be divided into groups to discuss identical questions. These include:

· Library location

· Library services and functions

· Library architecture

Each topic has its own subset of questions that will be explored by the groups.
Each group will include a planning staff facilitator and a library staff member who will sit in strictly as a resource to answer questions about services, etc. The planning staff facilitator will record the comments and discussion of their group.

After individual group discussion concludes a citizen from each group will give a report to the entire gathering. Comments from all groups will then be recorded, given to the building architect (when selected) and used as the planning for a new Central Library progresses.
We will also add a page to our website to post summary findings from each community meeting and provide an opportunity for those who could not attend in person to comment.

For more information please feel free to contact
Don Dwiggins,
or Mary McAfee,

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