Building Details



Birchard Library Association Foundation Capital Campaign


Renovation and Addition Plans

The library has been working with the Buehrer Group, Architecture and Engineering, Inc., to devise a plan that will meet the expressed current and future needs of our community. Preliminary sketches are available to be viewed at the main library. Additional details about the upcoming renovation will be shared as the plan develops.

The 8,500 square foot library addition on the west side of the library will include:

· a state-of-the-art technology training room to boost technology skills and introduce the work force to emerging technology and digital equipment innovations

· spaces for learning to create sound and video productions to enhance marketing and entrepreneurial skills

· a wifi café where citizens can utilize tablets and other digital devices to connect to the world wide web

· a new children's room with dedicated space for early literacy development and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) activities designed to inspire active thinking and promote literacy

· a sensory room for children with special needs who need a space to regain calm

· four tutoring rooms where students and teachers can work together to improve academic performance

· a dedicated teen room offering programs, services, and resources designed to engage young adults and assist them in making smart decisions which will affect their future

· additional meeting rooms to encourage mind-expanding discussion of literature, the arts, and current events by a wide variety of local groups, organizations, and individuals

· a local history room and museum celebrating the rich history of Sandusky County

· a more spacious and easily accessible entry closer to handicap parking spaces

· ADA compliant restrooms on all floors offering public services

· plentiful parking to accommodate attendees of training and programs

first floor plan


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