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Building Study Update

The following links will provide more information about the status of our building plan. A  proposed approach has been determined, and the Rock Island Public Library Foundation is currently exploring private philanthropic support. The library will present its case at the November 6, 2017 City Council study session.

Coffee & Conversation Slides, PDF format: Material presented at Oct. 24, 26, 27, 2017 Coffee & Conversation Events. If you have questions about this material, would like a meeting, presentation, or tour of library areas, please contact Kathy Lelonek, Rock Island Library Foundation, 309-732-7326, email, or Angela Campbell, 309-732-7300, Rock Island Public Library director, 309-732-7300. Calls will also be taken by Lisa Lockheart, Rock Island Library Publicity/Outreach Liasion, 309-732-7303.

Update on the project to date - where we are at present.

The future of libraries is bright! Educate yourself with the Aspen Institute report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries

Four-year Strategic Plan - Implemented January 2014

Library Needs Assessment -  Prepared Dec. 1, 2014, 41 pages *Peer Benchmark Data is included in this report on pages 14-16.

Library Building Program DocumentServices and Operational Capabilities, Draft June 2015."The recipe" for what a building needs to contain.



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