Facility Planning Process

Facilities Master Planning Process 2017

Serving the community since 1905, Woodland Public Library provides a wide range of library resources and services through the library and at a variety of outreach settings. Located in the Central Valley, the Woodland Public Library has the distinction of being the oldest and one of the last functioning Carnegie-funded libraries in California. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. The original Carnegie Library building opened in 1905 with expansions in 1915, 1927, and 1988.

In 2016, the Library served almost 180,000 visitors and circulated over 300,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks, and electronic resources. In addition to reading and viewing materials, the Library engages the community with a robust schedule of programming and outreach for children, teens, and adults. In the spring of 2017, the Library will be opening a new 1,600 square foot makerspace and community learning lab named “Square One.”

The Library is conducting a process to gather community input to shape a long-term master plan for its facility to guide how the library can best serve its community for future generations. The Library anticipates that the Facility Master Plan will form the foundation of a future building program for the expansion and/or renovation of the existing library to meet the community’s learning needs, abilities, demographics, and changes in technology.

The facility master planning process will assess the current state of facilities; analyze community and library use demographics; create a common vision based on community input; and consider new library service possibilities.

Timeline:

  • Winter 2017: Assess current facilities; gather feedback; analyze demographic and use data; develop use/need projections; hold Facility Master Plan Workshops with stakeholder and community input.
  • Winter 2017: Analyze space needs and options; gather feedback; analyze feedback; define community need; create customer experience vision
  • Spring 2017: Consider funding strategies; create master plan; present final document to Woodland Public Library Board of Trustees

How to provide input:

  • Send us your comments – library@cityofwoodland.org
  • Attend a Community Input Meeting:
    • 1st General Meeting- Thursday, March 2nd 6:00 PM Woodland Public Library Leake Center
    • Teen Meeting- Wednesday, April 5th 3:00 PM Woodland Public Library Leake Center
    • 2nd General Meeting- Wednesday, May 17th 6:00 PM Woodland Public Library Leake Center

For more information please contact:
Greta Galindo
Library Services Director
530-661-5980
library@cityofwoodland.org