Saturday, January 16, 2010

Viroqua's McIntosh Memorial Library Space Needs Study Update

Link to January 15 Vernon County Broadcaster article, "Library space needs studied".

Excerpt: Himmel and Wilson, the consulting firm for the McIntosh Memorial Library, returned to Viroqua, Tuesday, to gather information to update the building program statement it started in 2005.

The library task force is in the process of discovering all of the options available for building a new library that meets their energy efficiency, disabled accessibility and space needs. The report from Himmel and Wilson should be complete by March and will be ready to turn over to an architect to design the new library.

"They’ll talk to us about any changes to the library and they’ll look at the annual report," Bill Brooke, library board president, said. "They’ll find out what we want and what our expectations are."

The building program statement needs to be updated to incorporate any changes in the last four years.

"Technology is a major focal point of libraries now, where in 2004-05, it really wasn’t," Trina Erickson, library director, said. "It’s a big part of this discussion."

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