Community members are invited to view current design drawings, hear about the project work so far, learn what comes next and share feedback about the effort to renovate and expand the Sequim Library.
Staff with the North Olympic Library System and SHKS Architects lead a presentation about the project at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Library leaders are looking to improve critical infrastructure at the facility, including the addition of ADA-accessible bathrooms, expanded community access to broadband and computers, and adequate office space and room for educational, cultural and civic events.
The estimated $7.8 million project could add about 3,000-plus square feet to the library built in 1983.
Library leaders are promoting a fundraiser that includes donation tiers and naming rights as they look to cover some of the approximate $2 million difference remaining, after securing grants and other funds in recent years.
NOLS has obtained and budgeted about $5.1 million for the project so far and continue to apply for more grants, Glaude said in a previous interview.
They presented a conceptual plan in April to trustees. Library trustees voted on June 23 to move forward with a donation policy that honors donors for how much they give. Donations of $250 or more will be recognized on a donor wall by the library entrance. Those who pledge at least $25 a month for one year become a “sustaining donor,” Glaude said.
Following a theme for Sequim, larger donation tiers include: $500 Lavender; $1,000 Salmon; $2,500 Elk; $5,000 Cedar; $10,000 Eagle; and $25,000-plus Olympic.
Opportunities for naming rights of rooms/upgrades total at least $1.5 million depending on construction plans.
Rooms available include: $500,000 meeting room; $200,000 children’s area; $200,000 outdoor stage; $150,000 conference room; $150,000 outdoor play area; $100,000 reading area; $75,000 leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) silver certification; $75,000 teen area; and, $50,000 study room(s).
Once a design is complete, Glaude said in a previous interview, construction bids could go out late this year with construction starting in spring 2023 and finishing nine to 12 months later.
For more about the project, visit nols.org/sequimlibraryproject.