Community Shaping New Pinney Library Design
This fall, community members had a chance to share their hopes and dreams for a new Pinney Library at a number of sessions.
In October, an informal open house event focused on several topic areas such as early literacy, accessibility and inclusion, community spaces and library collections, with the opportunity for the public to share their big ideas for the new library and play with some design tools at stations throughout the library. OPN Architects, along with library and City of Madison planning staff, were on hand to answer questions about the project and lead discussions. At a second meeting on November 9, OPN Architects displayed preliminary floor plan concepts and listened to feedback from attendees.
The future Pinney Library will be located in the Ruedebusch Development & Construction’s Royster Corners mixed-use development at the intersection of Cottage Grove and Dempsey roads. Construction is expected to begin in 2018, with the opening in 2019. In addition to an expansion of more than 8,000 square feet, the library will include a larger meeting room; more study spaces; a special space designed to promote early literacy and learning through play for young children and their families; and an outdoor space.
Read more about plans for the new Pinney Library, here.