The Salt Lake City Public Library seeks community input for a new branch to serve Capitol Hill Neighborhoods, including Desoto/Cortez, Ensign Downs, Guadalupe, Kimball, Marmalade, Swedetown and West Capitol Hill. Which site do you prefer?
The Marmalade Branch Library will serve residents who have long had to visit other neighborhood libraries to receive library services. Currently there are four potential site locations. The Marmalade Branch Library will be built to serve the Capitol Hill Neighborhoods, including Desoto/Cortez, Ensign Downs, Guadalupe, Kimball, Marmalade, Swedetown and West Capitol Hill.
Where we are in the process
A committee of neighborhood representatives is reviewing 4 sites for the future site of the Marmalade Library. The Marmalade Library Committee identified these 4 sites. The Marmalade Library Committee would like the new library to be centrally located within the neighborhood.
The committee is asking the neighborhood to weigh-in on where the library should be located and to tell them your vision for the new library. An open house was held on January 25, 2011 and community council briefings are in process. This open forum will be open for the next four weeks. Once the committee has heard from the public, and the comments compiled, the committee will recommend a preferred site to the Library Board which makes the final decisions. Once that decision is made and funding through the city is secured programming and design can begin.
The Hot Springs Site is located at 840 North Beck Street
The Northgate Park Site is located at 825 North 300 West
The Cooper Site is located at 700 North 200 West
The RDA Site is located at 270 West 500 North
Please tell us what you think.
Please select your preferred site from the My Position and address four questions below.
- Please submit comments ranking the 4 sites and telling us what you like and don’t like about them.
- Tell us which building and site features below are important to you. Feel free to tell us about additional features not listed here. Examples include; central location, walkability, proximity to schools, impact of noise and traffic on neighborhood, community access, safety/security, new technologies, flexibility, operation and maintenance costs, initial cost, community use outside of library hours, reflection of community identity, space for outdoor activity areas, coordination with existing community resources, re-use of existing building.
- Tell us the types of spaces you would like to have in your library. Examples include; computer work stations, group meetings (10-25), small group space (5-10), small group (2-4), lounge, quiet study, teen hangout, children’s programming, café/eating area, lecture hall/auditorium, “messy” activity/demonstration area, tutoring area, computer classroom, A/V viewing and listening areas, outdoor event space, or outdoor study/reading space.
- Please tell us the types of resources and collections you would like your library to emphasize. Examples include; adult fiction, adult non-fiction, young adult fiction, young adult non-fiction, children’s fiction, children’s non-fiction, local history, magazines and newspapers, browsing, special exhibits, video/film, audio recordings, materials in languages other than English.
For further questions please contact:
Manager of Level 4 and Audiovisual Department
at The City Library's Main Library
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