Reimagining Starr Library with Library Architect Paul Mays: A Series of Virtual Community Forums

We have been busy over the past year asking patrons, staff and the community at large what the future of Starr Library should look like. Thanks to all who filled outour recent survey and offered input through other means! Among our major findings:
– Starr is an important community hub. 82 percent of respondents said that they considered Starr a centerpiece of the Rhinebeck community.
– Starr is a destination. Pre-Covid, nearly half of respondents came to Starr two or more times per month, while 28 percent visited weekly or more often. Halfstayed 30 minutes or more at each visit.
– More gathering spaces are needed. To accommodate the many ways that patrons now use the library, respondents cited a need for additional space, indoors and out, to accommodate large events and smaller meetings, quietreading and study, and informal socializing and networking.
Now, we invite you to help us take what we have learned and put it into action. Sign up today for one of our upcoming Virtual Community Forums with library architect Paul Mays. At the forums you will
– Find out more what we have learned about library use and patron preferences.
– See and hear how award-winning architect Paul Mays has turned community-generated ideas into reality at other similar libraries, and
– Make your voice heard in real-time opinion polls and a Q&A with Mr. Mays.
Forums will take place on Zoom on the following dates and times:- Tuesday, January 26, at 11:00AMWednesday, January 27, at 6:30PMSaturday, January 30, at 10:00AMMonday, February 1, at 11:00AM
Reserve your spot today by emailing us your preferred date and time: starrlibrary@gmail.com. One of our staff members will get back to you with a confirmation and a Zoom link. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you online!
Sincerely,Starr Library staff and the Board of Trustees

1 Comment

  1. Starr is a place of Calm… I always feel centered going there . Also it is a world of Wonderment, and a break from this techno time we live in. đź“–

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