ELECTION UPDATE: In the May 2020 Election for the McCall Public Library Bond, the initiative failed to pass with a super-majority but saw overall favor with the community. Read more: https://www.mccall.id.us/news/post/9299/
The Library is the heart of a healthy, vibrant community! In a recent survey, respondents celebrated the Library’s key role as a community gathering space and in furthering education, life-long learning, and literacy. The growth of McCall and in the use of our Library means we are bursting at the seams!
The Expansion Design: Consultants evaluated the existing facility and evaluated its programmatic needs for the next 20 years, and recommend the current Library be expanded to 12,000 - 15,000 square feet.
The first floor includes a large Children’s Library featuring activity areas and a designated storytime space recalling area history. It also incorporates an outdoor discovery garden to the south and large storefront windows to the north.
The new Library design features prominent display space for books, technology, and exhibitions, as well as space for community programs.
A teen space would provide a quiet place just for adolescents. An adjacent conference room would be available to patrons as well as for use by the teens.
A spacious staff work area and service desk, adjacent to the Children’s Library and the main entry, promote efficiency.
Infrastructure was designed to accommodate technology needs, user comfort, and sustainability.
The new Library sits at the end of 2nd Street and would offer dramatic views of Payette Lake and from the Lake to the Library.
The existing library will be renovated into larger City Council Chambers, offices, and Community Meeting spaces.
A new Civic Plaza formalizes the entry to both buildings as a gathering place for events and provides much-needed ADA compliance.
The City Hall Campus is reconfigured to improve parking and enhance the pedestrian/bike trail.