Fulfilling the Needs of Our Community
In 2013 the first floor opened to the public. What an exciting year this past year has been with the grand opening of the second floor of the library, a completion of an additional 13,000 square feet. One of the community’s most requested items was for more community gathering and meeting space. We currently have a large meeting room that can accommodate over 250 people, as well as flexible, smaller spaces such as board and non-profit conference rooms.
Working together with the Lewiston City Council, the Lewiston Library Foundation and local patrons have built a library that has become a central and vibrant part of our community fabric. This was made possible by our generous financial donors and by those who visit and use the library. These numbers allow us to apply for and obtain grants for the future development of our resources. We are more than just books, we are a community building. We are filling needs for our teens, community meeting places, computer time, references to local history, children’s activities, art and music. The support and contributions of our community members has been amazing.
With this expansion our teen center tripled in size, and is and area appreciated by many. The new technology has offered more computers for use by the public as well as the Maker Space, which targets adults and older teens with a 3-D Printer, Robotics and textiles. The additional space has allowed us to display more Collections (books, local history, audio materials, DVDs, etc. ).
We are currently working toward an Outdoor Event and Programming Space (pictured below). It will be multi-generational, serving children, teens, adults and seniors. It is being built and furnished solely from private sources. Studies have shown that a visual connection to the outdoors increases focus and productivity and provides a sense of well-being. Spaces with access to natural light can have rejuvenating benefits for library users and staff. We are working with the Lewiston City Library Board and the City of Lewiston to obtain contracts and bids for the commencement of this project, it is an exciting time for the Foundation!
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