Posted by: Admin | October 30, 2014

Public Opinion Poll

Public Opinion Poll

Open to Residents and Property Owners of the Town of Livonia

Regarding the Proposed Expansion of the Livonia Public Library

(The Town of Livonia includes the Village of Livonia and Hamlets of Lakeville,

South Livonia, Hemlock, Livonia Center and parts of South Lima.)

December 2, 2014

Noon to 8 PM

Livonia Public Library

2 Washington St.

Livonia NY

Have Questions? You are invited to attend the information meetings listed below.

November 5, 2014

7 PM

Livonia Public Library

2 Washington St.

November 17

7 PM

Livonia Public Library

2 Washington St.

After November 5, additional information can be found on livonialibrary.org

or by emailing fsykes@pls-net.org

We hope you will take this opportunity to let us know your thoughts on this project. If for any reason you are unable to participate in the poll, please call 346-3450 to obtain an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots will be available beginning November 6 and must be returned to the library no later than December 2.

Late ballots will not be opened or counted.

*This public opinion poll is not binding

Posted by: Admin | October 30, 2014

Lego Club!

Posted by: Admin | October 29, 2014

Totally Awesome Thursday Wii Night!

Posted by: Admin | October 28, 2014

Livonia library commissions plans for expansion project

By Matt Leader matt@livingstonnews.com

Measuring in at around 2,400 square feet, Livonia’s current library has the second smallest square footage in Livingston County, but the second highest circulation.

“Geneseo is a little larger by a couple of thousand,” said Livonia’s library director Frank Sykes. “We hover around 90,000 materials that circulate out of this little library every year. We have nearly 5,000 patrons in a chartered area of … about 8,000 people. So we’re bursting at the seams.”

With such heavy use and such small facilities, Livonia’s library is past due for a bump up in square footage.

On Aug. 7, after a special meeting of Livonia’s town board and on the recommendation of the library’s building committee, supervisor Eric Gott signed a contract with Passero Associates, a Rochester-based architecture firm, to draw up initial plans for a library expansion. The building committee includes members of the library’s board of trustees, the town board and community members.

Though definite plans for the expansion remain in the early stages, Sykes said a new children’s area and room for expanded computer resources would be at the top of his list.

The $135,000 cost of the contract will come from a special reserve fund first started 16 years ago for just such a purpose, said Gott.

“We sent out a request for proposal to different firms and got 11 that were interested,” Sykes said. “We set up a questionnaire and a rubric. We went about it very methodically.”

Passero Associates were ultimately selected, said Sykes, because of its “ability to produce a product on time and on budget.”

In addition to a new children’s area and more room for computer access, Sykes outlined what he, the library’s board of trustees and, he believes, the residents of Livonia would want to see in the new expansion.

“With a lot of our programs, especially over the summer, we’re pulling over 200 people for some of the performers,” said Sykes. “So we’d also like to include a (meeting) space to accommodate a lot more than we can now.”

Sykes also envisions a teen area, likewise with new computers and laptops.

In addition to the expansion, the plan would also include renovations to the Library’s current building, which was constructed in 1926, and a parking lot so visitors don’t have to park on the street.

Construction is slated to begin in spring 2015. Before then, Sykes said there will multiple opportunities for members of the public to offer input on the project.

“This is a community library,” said Sykes. “So everything we do here, we want to have their input on the library. That’s been a part of the process from early on.”

Once construction begins, Sykes estimated that it would take about 12 months.

Due to the fact that the plans for the expansion are not yet final, Gott said there is not an estimate of the total cost for the project. After paying for the architecture plans however, Gott said the town’s library reserve fund will likely be exhausted. Nevertheless, he pledged that the costs associated with the actual construction of the expansion would not result in an increased tax burden on town residents.

“We’ll bond it and make the payments and they’ll be no increase to the tax rate that way,” he said.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Posted by: Admin | October 19, 2014

One on One Computer Help at the Library!

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Posted by: Admin | October 18, 2014

Wii Wednesdays!

Posted by: Admin | October 1, 2014

Fall Story Time

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STORY TIMES

Story-Times are Thursdays from

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Story times in October are the 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30.

Toddler Time ages 12 months up to 3 years.

Small Fry Fun  ages 3 – 5 years.

   Preregistration is required.

Please call 346-3450 or visit the Library to register.

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