Teen Space Renovation in 2019

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The renovation of The Hub, the second floor space for teens in grades 6 and up, not only increases area and brightens the space, it also creates more flexible, zoned spaces for teens. We hope to create more of a destination space for the large numbers of teens coming to the library every day during the school year. Teens have been heavily involved in the planning of the new space by participating in a focus group and survey over the last 8 months.

In the newly created space that will be closed off from the larger space with a garage door, we can:

  • Conduct programming, such as maker and craft activities and movies, which is currently not possible
  • Provide gaming and computer options when the space is not being used for programming
  • Have space and technology for serving many user groups

In the rest of the space, teens can do homework, read and socialize. An additional study room, which addresses the need for more quiet space in the library, is also being added and can be accessed from the main second floor space and from The Hub.

The teen space is currently 900 square feet; the final space will be 1,530 square feet (including 60 square feet for the study room).

PROJECT TIMELINE

Advertise/Release Plans for Bids – February 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: Access bid documents and plan set. Sealed proposals will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Review Bids/Award Contract – February-March 2019

Construction – mid-May-August 2019

Grand Opening – end of August in time for school start

Total Project Time: 6-8 months

PROJECT FUNDING

The Boerne Public Library Foundation has generously committed $75,000 to the renovation.

Making a general donation to the project helps us cover the overall costs for:

  • Construction and planning
  • Equipment – computers, laptops, gaming systems, charging stations for devices, creative software
  • Furniture – tables, lounge and task chairs

Support the Programs –If you would like your donation allocated to a specific need, such as computers, books or program supplies, we can make sure that's where the money goes.

You can donate to the project.

Put Your Name on It –Looking for a unique gift? Want to honor a loved one? Want your family name to leave a lasting legacy? We have naming opportunities with this space!

Study Room – $20,000

Gaming Area – $25,000

Teen Main Area – $75,000

Giving Wall – Donations of $500 – $5000 will allow your name to be placed on the wall. Font sizes will vary based on amount given.

*Please email the Foundation to discuss a naming opportunity.