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Request for Quotation: October 31, 2016

You can read the Request for Quotation here.

Mindbreaking: February 24, 2016

Check out this article in the Windsor Now on our Mindbreaking event.

News as of Nov. 24, 2015

The Library Board, the Downtown Development Agency and the Town of Windsor have received a matching grant from the Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs which will fund a study of several areas in the Downtown Windsor area and immediately outside the downtown area as potential sites for a new building. Nine architectural firms responded to the Request for Proposal. 3 final candidates have been called for interviews. Once a firm is chosen, the study will begin in Jan. 2016. A decision on purchasing property is expected by mid 2016.

If you have questions about the new building for the Clearview Library District, please contact one of the following people:

Ann Kling, Library Director

Joann Perko, Library Board President

Ian Whittington, Library Board Treasurer

You are also invited to attend the Library Board’s monthly meetings which are held at the Windsor Severance Library on the last Thursday of the month starting at 5:30.

Key components of a 21st century library for the Clearview Library District

A Building That Is:

  • A destination, a place that is welcoming and comfortable for the entire community
  • Large enough to provide services for all ages, 30,000+ gross sq. ft. and expandable to 50,000 sq. ft. or more
  • Wired everywhere
  • Easily accessible wiring
  • WiFi enabled
  • Flexible and can accommodate future growth
  • Sustainable with LEED Certification
  • ADA accessible – exterior and interior
  • Architecturally pleasing
  • Able to accommodate shelving for 200,000 items.
  • Bookmobile Garage, accessible from inside the library.
  • Office space, with a mixture of collaborative areas and quiet areas.
  • Storage space
  • Volunteer space

Indoor Space for Children That:

  • Is visible to all, but soundproofed
  • Has an area for children’s material,  ages, 0-5
  • Has an enclosed early literacy play area for ages 0-5 with room for parents to watch or play with their children.
  • A computer area for children, ages 0-5 with space for parents to work with children or for children to work alone.
  • Has an area for children’s material,  ages 6-12
  • A computer area for children ages 6-12 with space for 2 children or a parent and a child to work together or for children to work alone.
  • A programming room for story time and other activities, should include storage space for equipment, a sink for clean-up, a tile floor.  A kitchenette near the room with a refrigerator, a sink and an oven.
  • Video gaming space, enclosed but visible.
  • Browsing areas for new books, dvds, video games and whatever the latest, greatest new thing will be.
  • Book bins for children’s picture books
  • Memorable feature such as the tree, secret room, etc.
  • Reading nooks so places where kids can be loud and silently read or read with just a caregiver

Indoor Space for Teens That:

  • Is visible to all, but soundproofed
  • Has shelving for the teen book and other materials
  • Has a video gaming area that is enclosed
  • Has computers
  • Collaborative Space

Indoor Space for Adults That Has:

  • Browsing area for popular materials including new books, dvds, video games and whatever the latest, greatest new thing will be.
  • A computer lab for classes as well as a quiet area for adults to use computers
  • Shelving for adult fiction and non-fiction collection.
  • Shelving for magazines
  • Shelving for dvds, blurays, music cds and books on cd
  • Comfortable seating
  • Task seating areas
  • Collaborative space

Indoor Space for Everyone That Has:

  • Self-checkout kiosks
  • Automated materials handling on the outside of the building
  • Holds pick-up area
  • Printer and copier area
  • Information points for children and adults
  • Library Foundation book sale area(enclosed and lockable) and space for giveaways
  • Café space may be used for coffee cart or other food service
  • Electronic bulletin board
  • Space to display art
  • Fireplace with comfortable seating nearby
  • Room for laptop and tablet vending machines.
  • DigiLab for production of sound, video, and other media (dedicated or multipurpose studio spaces/study rooms)
  • Teleconferencing capabilities - probably in a dedicated studio space

Makerspace (or flexible space that can be used for a variety of purposes as library services evolve):

  • Multiple modes of making - small electronics to large wood and metal and materials manufacture/manipulation.
  • Space for tools and workshop space for projects of a variety of sizes.
  • Open and enclosed spaces for small and large group projects.
  • Hand tools
  • larger machine tools
  • cnc mill
  • drillpress
  • 3d printer

Community Meeting Spaces:

  • Meeting room (minimum of 150 people with Wi-Fi, audio-visual equipment, assisted listening system.  Separate entrance, open to the public after library hours with adjacent pre-function space. Storage area.  Comfortable seating that is easy to put up and take down.
  • Kitchen off the meeting room with a refrigerator, microwave and stove.
  • Conference/quiet study rooms (2) able to hold up 10 - 12 people with WiFi and smartboards.
  • Quiet study rooms (6, each for 2-3 people) with Wi-Fi

An Outdoor Space That Has:

  • Parking, 100 spaces, with room to grow
  • Bicycle Racks
  • Signs for easy recognition and good visibility
  • Lighting for security and visibility
  • Waterwise landscaping
  • Outdoor Space that is contained and safe for children’s programming accessible from inside the building
  • Outdoor space for adults to sit and read.