Help Design the New Library

March 22, 2012 – Registration Closed

Hudson Area Library Conducting Focus Groups on New Library Design

Seeking Participants to Help Design Our Library of the 21st Century

The Hudson Area Library will be conducting a series of focus groups to gather input for the design of the new library. The library has been working with Kimberly Bolan Cullin, a library design consultant, to develop a program and facilities plan for the new library. Ms. Cullin, who is a nationally recognized expert on 21st century libraries, will lead the one hour sessions. Ten to fifteen people in each focus group will hear a brief illustrated presentation on the library of the future and then have the opportunity to share their ideas about what should be included in the design of the new library.

Ms. Cullin will integrate the inputs from the ten focus groups the library is conducting and combine this with information about the Hudson Area Library and the communities it serves. This will become a facilities plan for the new library. This plan will describe the kinds of programs, spaces, space for books, DVDs, magazine, newspapers, computer terminals, and all of the other elements that we want to have in the library. This then becomes the basis for the architect to develop the plans for the actual building.

Apply By Wednesday March 21, 2012 to Participate

The focus groups will take place between Thursday and Monday, March 22 – 26, 2012, at the library at 400 State St. Hudson. Space will be limited. For more information and to apply to participate go to theFocus Group Application page