For Immediate Release April 16, 2015 South Burlington Community

For Immediate Release
April 16, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Lee Murray, Director
South Burlington Community Library
[email protected]
South Burlington Community Library
Make Some Noise! Visioning Process to be Held
April 16, 2015 – Community members representing important stakeholder groups have been invited to
help guide the conversation about the public library in South Burlington and to help determine the
actions that are needed to create our library of the 21st century.
The initial forum is the kick-off event for the South Burlington Library Board’s “SBLibrary: Make Some
Noise!” visioning process.
Through a visioning exercise, community members will have the opportunity to take a future-forward
stance to explore quality library experiences that will surpass what we are able to provide in today’s
facility. In the context of City Center planning and visioning, we aim to create a modern vision for the
changing needs and interests of our library patrons from ages 0 to 100.
The forum will be a one-time meeting on Tue. April 28 th, 5:00-8:00 pm. There will be an open forum
for the broader public on May 12, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:00pm at the Library. The Steering Committee
will gather the feedback and make a recommendation to the South Burlington City Council at the June
11th meeting.
This process which has been designed by a volunteer-led Steering Committee, will be facilitated by
Amy Howlett of Vermont Department of Libraries.
The South Burlington Community Library…a place where communication of ideas, enlightenment of its
citizens and personal enrichment can occur.
The South Burlington Library “Make Some Noise!” Steering Committee:
Mark Cole
Lisa Ventriss
Cindy Elcan Jennifer Murray
Jake Jurmain
Where Libraries ARE, and Where Libraries ARE GOING!
Libraries Present and Future: Chrystie Hill
Poultney Public Library Expansion Project
Hartford Public Library: A Place Like No Other
Celebrating Five Years of Anythink
Rotary article In Praise of Libraries
What to Expect from Libraries in the 21st Century: Pam Sandlian Smith
Up Close: Designing 21st-Century Libraries: Peter Gisolfi
How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities
VT State Library Report:
Edge Technology survey results:
South Burlington demographics