Sequim Future Library Project Background
The current Sequim Branch was built in 1983 to serve a population of approximately 14,000. During the last 35 years the Library has evolved and expanded to meet the needs of a growing population and a changing society. Now serving a population of around 30,000, the Sequim library facility is still only 6000 square feet small.
• limited shelving space, seating space, parking, mobility access, and natural lighting,
• dated network infrastructure, insufficient power outlets and data ports,
• undersized meeting rooms, no conference or quiet study spaces,
• minimal display areas, and no interior book returns
These are just a few examples of the ways that 21st century reality is not well supported by 1980s design.
Here is some background information about the Future Library planning project:
- August 10, 2018 – Fact Sheet about Future Sequim Library Ballot Propositions
- August 10, 2018 – Finance Committee Information and Recommendations Related to Funding
- April 23, 2018 – Project Overview/Recap
- March 16, 2018 – Library Capital Facilities Area Background Information
- February 15, 2018 – Report on Construction Approach Options