Springville Library Open House

I went to the Springville Public library open house last Friday night. Pam Vaughn, the

Springville Library Open House

Library Director, spoke, as did the mayor. There was a live band, the highlight of the evening for me. People were able to mingle, tour the new building, and celebrate the day. There is a stream running on one side of the property and from upstairs, one can look down and see the stream and the trees.  Some of the highlights of the building:

  • The entry is breathtaking
  • Lots of vibrant colors throughout
  • Computer area with large screens
  • Colorful children’s area with huge mobiles overhead
  • Comfortable space for storytime/ events
  • Teen area with lots of books and resources, right by the computer area
  • Huge reception area upstairs, with room to grow for the library
  • Very comfortable and cool staff area

My biggest takeaway: This is a beautiful library that will be an important community asset for many years to come. It shows that Springville City is committed to an informed, educated citizenry.

Placemaking at your library

The Utah State Library sponsored the most useful, most fun class in September, at both the Provo Library and lightingthe State Library. Traci Lesneski of Meyer, Scherer, and Rockcastle Ltd. came and presented on “Placemaking at your Library.” She was so great! She has tons of insight into what makes the interior of libraries more patron friendly. Here are the slides she presented.

Here’s what she talked about:

  • Changing expectations of library users and its impact on library design
  • Principles of Placemaking and how it relates to a library user’s experience
  • 10 Steps to a better library interior
  • Recent library projects and what people are doing now

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