Envisioning the future of the Winthrop Library:
We are in the visioning and needs assessment phase considering the development of a new library for Winthrop! Click through to see more about this project, and scroll through the gallery below to see concept sketches.
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The current Winthrop Public Library is housed in what was intended as a temporary location. At just over 1000 square feet, it is 2000 square feet smaller than recommendations by the American Library Association for the immediate community; the Methow Valley library space is 6000 square feet smaller than ALA recommendations for our community. This severely restricts opportunities for events, for collection, for gathering, and thus for community, for learning and for discovery.
feedback from our community so far
Over the past year we have held community conversations of small groups from Mazama to Twisp collecting feedback and ideas on the project. We included questions in the Town of Winthrop parks survey, and had outstanding participation; we also collected data from the NCRL Strategic Panning survey. All of this confirms our current and future work to build a public space that meets the needs of our growing community.
Work to make the Winthrop Public Library a place of community gathering and development. See the events we are planning throughout the year on the events page!