Brown County Library Facilities Master Plan
Long-Term Plan For Local Libraries
The purpose of the Brown County Library Facilities Master Plan is to evaluate the facilities of the Brown County Library system and its nine locations, in order to define location, number and the types of libraries necessary to best support the library system and its future services.
The overarching goal of the study is to provide a framework for the system that will enable BCL to remain “relevant” -as individual branches and as a system -to best serve the Brown County communities into the future.
Brown County Library is facing the challenge of how to best serve the people of local Green Bay neighborhoods and County municipalities at a time when library funding is limited and the demand for library services continues to grow and evolve. In the midst of these challenges, the Library has been thorough in assessing their needs and the physical facilities through a series of comprehensive studies. The Facilities Master Plan utilizes the information gained through the previous studies to develop a ten-year view for the delivery of sustainable library services to Brown County. With aging buildings, overlapping services and the growing needs of Brown County, the Library wishes to identify the needs of the residents and provide buildings and services to meet the ever-changing needs of the growing Green Bay community. As a result, in January of 2016, the Brown County Library hired the team of HGA Architects and Engineers to develop a ten-year Facilities Master Plan to serve the Library System through 2026. The Scope of this Facilities Master Plan included:
- Envisioning Brown County Library needs for library facilities through 2026
- Review of recently completed studies of existing facilities and usage
- Development of an equitable approach to distribution of facilities to meet future needs
- Identification of opportunities for improved relevance within the County
- Creation of a flexible framework for evaluation of future opportunities
Brown County, WI