In 2013, the Newbury Public Library sought a plan that would outline service and space priorities – both short and long term – that would best serve the Newbury community. In July 2013, the Newbury Public Library hired Stephen Spohn, an independent library consultant with a background in library strategic planning and experience with small and rural libraries, to create a strategic plan to fit these short-term and long-term goals. One of the final priorities considered was a need for expansion. [Spohn’s full report here]
Newbury Public Library proposed a warrant article for consideration at the 2017 Newbury Town Meeting to hire an architect for full schematic designs to consider library expansion, which passed with support from the town. The Trustees of the Newbury Public Library have hired the architecture firm Lavallee-Brensinger to consider library expansion. The proposal from Lavallee-Brensinger is available for review at the library.
The Trustees and Lavallee-Brensinger are looking for public input. There will be several public information sessions, as well as suggestion boxes placed around Newbury, to encourage participation in the design process. In addition, any comments may be directed to the Trustees directly by e-mailing them at: firstname.lastname@example.org