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  • MAIN LIBRARY SPACE UTILIZATION STUDY WELLESLEY FREE LIBRARY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

  • AGENDA

     Introduction, FMD

     Building History Main Library

     Planning for the Future

     Library Trends

     Study Summary / Johnson Roberts, Associates

     Building Timeline & Project Costs, FMD

  • FEASIBILITY STUDY

     January/February 2017 RFP issued for space utilization study

     Areas of study included; Main Circulation, Media, Large Print/Periodicals, Children’s, Book Sorting, & Study Space

     Five firms responded including the original two principal architects

     Johnson Roberts Associates selected based upon firm continuity, extensive experience, and project approach

     October 2017 Feasibility Study, Final Report Complete

     Study entailed 10 working group meetings with Architect

     Project budget developed with FMD input

  • WELLESLEY FREE LIBRARY

     The mission of the Wellesley Free Library

    is to serve as a community gathering

    place, a cultural destination, and a

    gateway to ideas for residents of all

    ages and interests. Through comprehensive

    collections and innovative spaces,

    technologies and programs, the Wellesley

    Free Library provides free and convenient

    access to information both within and

    beyond our walls.

     The vision of the Wellesley Free Library is

    to become the cultural, intellectual, and

    virtual crossroads of the community, to

    provide exceptional library services, to

    make connections, and to be a leader

    among public libraries.

  • WFL TODAY

     July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

     359,246 visitors

     760,434 items checked out or renewed

     106,089 questions were answered by the

    Reference Staff

     28,102 children attended 761 children’s programs

     645 young adults attended 68 programs

     7,705 adults attended 674 general interest

    programs and computer classes

  • 20 YEAR DESIGN

     1997 Library Needs Assessment Committee

    (LNAC) provides final report

     2000 Final Design prepared

     2001 Construction funds approved,

    construction begins

     2003 Current library opens to community

     2017 Renovation Feasibility Study completed

     2021 Renovation construction anticipated

    completion

  • CHANGES IN 20 YEARS

     1997 DVDs first released in US

     1998 Catalog terminals replaced by PCs with Internet at WFL

     2000 Ebooks enter the national scene

     2003 Internet service speed rate – approx. 980 kbits (almost as slow as dial up) at WFL

     2003 First Wifi installed at WFL

     2007 First iphone released – this changes everything!

     2010 First iPad released – this changes everything again!

     2012 Last of remaining VHS tapes withdrawn from WFL

     2014 Hoopla – first of many audio & movie streaming services, databases, and online services added to WFL’s collection

     2016 Robots & robot coding classes begin at WFL

     2017 Mobile devices like laptops, smart phones, tablets ubiquitous (along with Starbucks coffee)

     2017 Internet speed – approx. 28,000 kbits at WFL

     2017 Kanopy, RB Digital, Financial Rating Series Online added to WFL

     2018 The next big technology innovation?

  • LIBRARY AS DESTINATION

     “The Wellesley Free Library is a

    special place; great resource for

    families, and serves as a hub in the

    community.” –Strategic Plan Survey Participant

     Library usage has evolved significantly

     Greater need for group meeting and small

    teamwork spaces

     Social norms regarding food consumption and

    acceptable noise level have changed significantly

     Wellesley Schools have moved toward

    cooperative & technology based learning

    models

     The need for a third place in society has grown

  • 5 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

     Focus Groups

     Interviews

     Town Survey

     Computer Survey

     Observation Study

     SOAR Sessions

     Great Collection

     Great Diverse Classes and Events

     Explore Different Types of Community

    Gathering & Browsing Spaces

     Add Meeting Rooms & Study Spaces

     Provide spaces to encourage Interactive

    & Group Learning

  • FROM FLAGSHIP LIBRARIES: SEATTLE, BOSTON, MINNEAPOLIS

  • TO BRANCHES: JAMAICA PLAIN, MAGNOLIA, ROSEMOUNT

  • TO MINUTEMAN LIBRARIES

     Westwood Public Library

     Brookline – Coolidge Corner

     Framingham – McAuliffe

     Lexington – Cary Memorial

     Wayland - To be built

  • TRENDS ARE SIMILAR

     Automated Check-in of Materials(AMHs)

     Evolving Library Collections

     Study & Meeting Spaces

     Gathering Spaces

     Commons/Café Areas

     Interactive Learning Spaces

     Browsing Spaces

     Flexible Furnishings

     Technological Service Enhancements

     Sustainable Design

  • TREND: AUTOMATED MATERIAL HANDLER

  • TREND: STUDY & WORK SPACES

  • TREND: MEETING SPACES

  • TREND: GATHERING SPACES

  • TREND: FLEXIBLE FURNISHINGS

  • TREND: COMMONS AREA/CAFE

  • TREND: BROWSING

  • TREND: INTERACTIVE LEARNING

  • TREND: INTERACTIVE LEARNING

  • STUDY SUMMARY / JOHNSON ROBERTS ASSOCIATES

     J. Stewart Roberts, Principal AIA

     35 years experience

     Master Architecture, MIT

     Natalie Eringros, Associate, LEED GA

     Designed over100 public library facilities over29 years

    (approx. 80% of which are MA libraries)

     Founded Library: NEXT, a library visioning roundtable, to

    examine the future role of libraries.

  • TIME TO CATCH UP

     Gather, Connect, Converse

     Study/Work Rooms

     Meeting Rooms

     Commons Area

     Interactive Play Space

  • TECHNOLOGY

     Design for mobile environment

     Design for agile environment

     Flexible furnishings, wheels, limit built-ins

     Additional outlets

     Charging stations

     Flexible wiring

     Wiring in study and meeting rooms

     Maximize hotspot coverage and Internet bandwidth

  • SUSTAINABLE AND FLEXIBLE SPACE

     Creating flexible, non-invasive design

     Reusing existing furnishings where it makes sense

     Designing to LEED standards where applicable

     Using sustainable materials, locally sourced where

    possible

     Using of materials low in VOCs and with no added

    Urea Formaldehyde

     Replacing lighting with energy efficient LED lights

     Maintaining and/or improving access to natural light

  • MEDIA TO COMMONS

    Existing Media Room Example Commons Area

  • ENHANCED CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE SPACE

    Existing Children’s Play Space Example Children’s Interactive Space

  • CARRELS TO STUDY ROOMS

    Existing Study Carrels Example Study Rooms

  • CIRCULATION WITH ENHANCED BROWSING

    Existing Circulation Desk Example Browsing Areas

  • FIRST FLOOR PLAN

    First Floor Plan Second Floor Plan

  • MODEL VIEWS

  • MODEL VIEWS

  • MODEL VIEWS

  • MODEL VIEWS

  • MODEL VIEWS

  • MODEL VIEWS

  • MODEL VIEWS

  • MODEL VIEWS

  • MODEL VIEWS

  • FEASIBILITY STUDY ESTIMATE COMPARISON

  • VALUE ENGINEERING

     Original proposed feasibility cost – $4.4 million

     Current proposed feasibility cost – $2.8 million

     Eliminated stack rotation project, 2nd floor

     Eliminated 3rd Interactive play space

     Eliminated Reference Desk replacement

     Eliminated Staff Conference Room

     Reused existing furniture where possible

     Reused book shelves where possible

     FMD managed projects where possible

  • TOTAL PROJECT COST

    Project Feasibility Costs

     Construction $ 1,418,700

     FF&E $ 821,000

     Designer Fees $ 209,400

     Construction Contingency $ 141,300

     Project Contingency $ 224,004

     Feasibility Total $2,814,404

     FMD Projected 5 YR Cash Capital ($ 399,900)

     Library Projected 5YR Cash Capital ($ 350,000)

     Net Capital Cost to Town $2,064,504

    Project Execution Costs

     Phasing/Logistics $300,000

     PBC Estimated TBD $300,000

     OPM $200,000

     FMD supplied OPM ($200,000)

     Total Execution Costs $600,000

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