North Tillamook Library 2016 Renovation Fact Sheet
In 2015 the North Tillamook Library Board of Directors voted to plan and fund a major renovation project in 2016 to:
• Complete necessary major maintenance to the nearly 30 year-old building: level the northwest corner of the building, install new carpeting throughout, upgrade to energy efficient lighting, repaint the interior and replace heaters.
• Repurpose the Hoffman Room as an education and technology learning space: create more learning space by moving the collection into the main room, adding electric outlets and USB ports, replacing existing furniture with 6 smaller tables and 24 chairs to support a variety of educational programs, installing a large format television to stream educational content.
Why: Two Drivers for This Major Project
• Maintenance: The building was constructed in 1986-87, and after nearly 30 years major maintenance is required. The carpets are worn; portions of the floor have settled; the lighting requires bulbs that will no longer be produced; the baseboard heating is a fire hazard; the paint needs refreshing.
• Library of the Future: In 2015 Tillamook County Library conducted a strategic planning process to better understand the changes required of libraries to meet the current and future needs of their customers. Tillamook County Library conducted a needs assessment, including an extensive demographic study about the County’s residents. The library of the future will be a community gathering place for lifelong learning and access to the digital world. North Tillamook Library Board is the first Tillamook County Library branch to step forward to prepare for the future by repurposing existing space for additional and new educational services for customers.
How: Funding from the State, County and Friends in the Community
The renovation will be funded by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, an in-kind contribution from Tillamook County Library, a bequest from the Estate of Linda Anne Easely and donations from Library Friends:
• The Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) Grant Project Budget totals $76,400, and includes revenue from the following sources:
o $21,201 — Oregon Cultural Trust Grant
o $33,000 – from the Linda Anne Easely bequest received in 2014 and set aside for this purpose
o $7,199 –North Tillamook Library Friends, proceeds from the 2015 raffle
o plus $15,000 of in-kind contributions from Tillamook County Library (move and store books, future adult programming, large screen television installation)
• The 2016 North Tillamook Library Operating Budget includes an additional $8,000 to pay for renovation items that are appropriate and economical to do as part of the renovation while the building is empty but were not contemplated in the original proposal.
• A fundraising campaign to replace the worn reading lounge furniture will be held in early 2016.
o The Library Lovers’ Dinner, January 26, 2016, at the Big Wave will raise funds for this purpose.
When: Library to Close January 13
The Library will close January 13, 2016, and remain closed through most of February. A reopen date will be announced as the project progresses. WiFi connection will continue to be available in the parking lot.
• January 8: there will be a silent auction at the Library 1 to 4 PM where bids for furniture to be replaced during the renovation can be made. Successful bidders will be required to remove the furniture on Wednesday, January 13.
• January 9: there will be a close-out magazine sale (4 for $1) to prepare for the renovation.
• January 9: North Tillamook Library Friends will hold their annual meeting at the Library at 3 PM.
Library Services during the Renovation
There are four good options for library service during the closure:
• The Tillamook County Bookmobile will come to Manzanita every Saturday during the closure from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It will park in the Library parking lot and will be bringing holds to Manzanita. Customers can request holds while the Library is closed and pick them up at the Bookmobile on Saturdays. Customers can browse the Bookmobile’s collection and return items on Saturdays.
• Customers can visit the Bookmobile on its regular town stops in Nehalem or Wheeler on Tuesdays. The “book bus” pulls up to the Nehalem city parking lot on Highway 101 every Tuesday from 12:15 – 12:45 and at the Wheeler Marina stop on Tuesdays from 1:40 – 2:20. (It is not determined at this time if holds will be available those days or if Saturday is the only day holds will be available.)
• Customers can drive 12 miles from Manzanita to the Rockaway Beach library at 120 N Coral during the closure. They have an excellent selection of books, DVDs and all the library materials provided at the North Tillamook Library.
• Many services are always available on-line at tillabook.org.
Donations for the Book Sale
Bring books for donation to the Annual Memorial Weekend Sale to the Library before January 13, 2016 or after February 29, 2016. If that isn’t possible, the following options are available for your convenience:
• For small donations (20 or fewer books), volunteers will be at the small house on Dorcas Lane directly behind the old Manzanita Fire Station on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays beginning January 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
• For donations larger than 20 books, that cannot wait until the Library reopens, please call Michael Maginnis at 503-307-0809 between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Michael will arrange a convenient time to pick up the books and deliver them to the sorting room.