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.