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Seaglass Village is a community support non-profit organization which is currently in formation to help older adults remain in their homes through coordination with existing services and using a combination of volunteer and vetted professional services, as well as providing a community for recreation, education and connection. Check them out at https://www.
The Swampscott Library Trustees engaged the community to learn what residents needed in the library over the next 10 years. Strategic goals are to address ideas and concepts learned from patron surveys, community meetings, and staff interviews.
The Ground Floor, when entering the library from Burrill Street, relocating the vestibule will reduce congestion and align the entrance with the back door that faces Town Hall parking. Opening this area to include small meeting rooms, lower shelving, a café, and a light well into the Children Room below, will create better sightlines, reduce congestion, and locate the ramp in a more patron-friendly location. As one walks into the Harris Room, two new patron restrooms will be provided along with low movable shelving in front of the existing French doors. In the future, added space can be built over the brick patio outside the Children Room, creating a glass enclosed space that overlooks the ocean.
The original library space will create an e-Commons and collections space by relocating the Young Adult / Teen Area to the Lower Level.
The Lower Level, known as downstairs, will be connected by the existing stair with proposed new windows for better sightlines and daylighting. At the bottom of the stairs, the new Young Adult / Teen Space will be coupled with a new Teen Librarian Office to support young patrons and programs. Between the Young Adult Area and the Children Room will be a Maker Space enclosed in glass for good sightlines and connection. The Children Room will take advantage of a light well located above the existing ramps, and a new centrally located circulation desk to create better sightlines and connection to our youngest patrons. The Toddler Room will be enclosed with glass to allow the same spatial feel with an acoustically separated space. In the future, on Children’s brick patio space a new glass enclosed space can be built below the new added Ground Level Space.
These modifications, and any added space, can be completed in phases over time as funding allows; or all at once if funds become available.
If you want to take advantage of the curbside pickup window, let us help you find something! You can either request a specific item, or receive a list of recommendations from the librarians.
If you requested something specific, we’ll let you know when your books are ready to be picked up. If you requested a recommendation, you can put a hold on any you choose.