Friends of the Cottage Grove Library Seek Input from Area Residents
(August 4, 2005) - Every public library in the country has a Program Statement, a written description of the different types of spaces and services that best serve their local communities.
In planning for the space needs of the new library, the Program Statement Committee is actively seeking feedback from residents, civic organizations and businesses along with answers to some specific questions. For example, the library will have a children's area, but what elements should the area include? What type of events or activities, such as a story hour or an after-school program might local residents like to see in the library? What do teens want in their section of the library?
The Friends of the Cottage Grove Library are curious to know if local community organizations are thinking about using meeting space in the library or if they would like to have a display case. The Program Statement Committee needs to know soon how many groups, and what size groups, plan to use the meeting rooms of the new library to ensure the development of an appropriate space within the library design.
Two Open House events are scheduled in early October for local residents to share their Program Statement thoughts and to meet the new Interim Library Director. The Open House events will be at the Cottage Grove Village Hall, 221 E. Cottage Grove Road, on Saturday, Oct. 1, and Wednesday, Oct. 5, with the times to be announced soon.