Library Links: see what other cities have done; what features should our library have?

UNESCO Public Library Manifesto  Definition, mission statement, and much more for a pubic library.
IFLANET  The website of the International federation of Library Associations and Institutions: more library information..
While not exactly pertinent to our Library Steering Committee The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) area of this site will be of interest to any of you who were appalled by the destruction of the libraries and archives in Iraq.

Eugene Public Library , Eugene Oregon || Principles and Concepts from Community Workshops. This is a good site listing various design considerations. see the section Planning for Library Service towards the bottom of the page.
Memonomee Falls Wisconsin Library to reflect changes in lifestyles. This is a nice summary of what I think may be the feeling here about the changing role of the library in the community.
Gail Borden Public Library , Elgin Illinois: Building Highlights. This site also lists the facilities that were considered important in that community.
Austintown Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Ohio. This Library doesn't have a lot of extra features but it does have a café and check out the very cozy reading room .
Poland OH Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Ohio. This is a 36000 square ft. facility - similar in size to what was being considered for Belleville. A very nice traditional looking library that tastefully incorporated the old library. A site worth lingering over. Cost $6.8 million US. See here for details of the facilities ; café meeting room, bookstore etc.
Bristol Public Library
 Bristol VA/TN Features of the proposed new library. An additional 34,000 sq. ft. added to the existing 11,000 sq. ft. building.
Tigard  OR New  Library   Another west coast library. A community just a bit larger than Belleville.
Check out the FAQ section. You can also view the site plan and floor plans.
Hardin County Public Library
Programs & Services

Some of the cities below are considerably larger than Belleville. However they do offer some ideas on features that can be considered here.
Hartford New Library
, Hartford Connecticut
Kansas City Public Library - New Central Library
Minneapolis Public Library : Building a New Central Library. When I have a lot of time on my hands I will download the large (9.5 Me) PD. file "New Central Library Schematic Design Report"
New Columbia Public Library : Features of the New Library
Orlando  Park Library : New Library Features
The Ossining Public Library of Westchester, New York Plenty of detail about Children's library features.
Thornbury ON library  
Traverse Area District Library     Traverse City, Michigan  55,000 sq. ft. A new building designed in the style of  the Train Station.
Engberg Anderson Design Partnership A list of various Library projects in the Wisconsin Illinois area with links to some of them.

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Moved to separate page May 05/04 by John R. Meale