Chetwynd Public Library Feasibility Study

Overview

Current Engagements!

Upcoming Meeting and Information

Discussion

Library Planning Consultants, on behalf of the Peace River Regional District, is conducting a facility feasibility study for the Chetwynd Public Library. The purpose of this study is to analyze the public’s current use of the Chetwynd Public Library and to determine its future space requirements and programming.

To understand how much space is needed and understand if a new facility is desired, the project team;

  • Analyzed current and expected usage,
  • Examined library documents, statistics and services offered,
  • Researched library trends (what do libraries offer now and what will they offer in the future),
  • Analyzed population in and around Chetwynd,
  • Compared the current library to other libraries,
  • Interviewed library staff and the board, elected officials, local government representatives, library users, and community stakeholders: 17 meetings in total with 59 stakeholders,
  • Gained input from public through a survey: 401 surveys returned!

Overall, the project team found that:

  • The current location is ideal being next to the schools, school bus exchange, and the Rec Centre,
  • The library is very welcoming and a community hub for groups and activities,
  • A bigger space is needed including dedicated quiet spaces, larger children’s areas, teen/youth areas,
  • Parking is a challenge,
  • More natural light is needed

Now, after the preliminary public and stakeholder discussion has been completed, a preferred concept has been selected and know it’s time to tell you all about it! Join us on November 28, 2017 @ 7:00pm in the Cottonwood Room at the Chetwynd and District Rec Centre for a presentation. Als, please visit the “Current Engagement” tab on engage! to evaluate the potential concept prior to the public meeting.

For updates on the project please continue to visit this page.

For more information about the feasibility study please contact Leighton McCarthy, the lead on the project for Library Planning Consultants at 1.800.387.7879 or Bryna Casey at the Peace River Regional District at 1.250-784.3200

Please join us for the public presentation of the findings from the Chetwynd Public Library Feasibility Study! This is a public presentation that will give a overview of the process, public input, and recommended next steps in the project. We hope to see you there!

The following boards have been developed and displayed in around the community of Chetwynd in order to gain further insight as to public priorities for the library! Unfortunately, the survey is now closed and public input is being compiled, but you can still check out the information provided. Please note, the presented layout of the facility is a representation of how much space is needed only and more work will be required before a layout is confirmed.

Click here to look at the display boards

The Chetwynd Public Library Feasibility study requires your input! Please look at the boards and complete the survey to have your say.

The survey will be open until November 13, 2017. Hard copies of the survey and boards are available for viewing at the Chetwynd Public Library, the District of Chetwynd Municipal Office, and the Chetwynd and District Rec Centre. Thank you for your input!

Click here for the survey

Click here to look at the display boards

For more information about the feasibility study, please contact Leighton McCarthy, the lead on the project for Library Planning Consultants at 1.800.387.7879 or Bryna Casey at the Peace River Regional District at 1.250.784-3200.