Renovation was the first option investigated and thoroughly researched as the Library staff, Board and, later, City Library Facilities Task Force, assessed how to meet the community’s needs for library materials and services. No one wanted to leave our current location.
Thirteen professional librarians. 187 years of librarianship among them.
They unanimously agree that Winter Park's library services needs are not being met and that the intrinsic deficiencies of the current facility limit their ability to serve your community.
The Winter Park Public Library is proud to announce that the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association Board of Directors voted to support the bond referendum that will fund the new library, events center and parking. The referendum appears on the March 15 ballot.
ORRA’s endorsement stated that support for the new library is in line with ORRA's position favoring neighborhood amenities that enrich communities, improve quality of life, and make homeownership more attractive.
Kevin Ratigan, FAIA, LEED AP is Senior Vice President and a Principal of Architects Design Group.
Voters have to make their own choices but sometimes it’s helpful to know how others in the community weigh in. Many of your friends and neighbors have stepped forward to say that they support the bond referendum to support a new library, events center and parking. Scroll through and see if you recognize any names…
Click through to read their full statement
On March 15 (although much sooner for some), Winter Park voters will be asked to choose whether they will allow the City of Winter Park to sell up to $30 million in bonds to fund a new library, events center and parking that will be constructed at the corner of Morse Boulevard and Harper Avenue.
We’ve been studying the future of the library facility for over two years, but the March 15 bond issue voters will decide covers a new library AND a new civic center, plus parking for both. The civic center was a later addition to the project, and some people may still have questions as to why the City Commission decided that the current facility needs to be replaced and what benefits the new events center would bring to the community.
In the weeks since the successful passage of the bond referendum to fund the new library and events center, we have been busy planning an incredible Summer Reading Challenge series of activities and programs that will ignite the imagination for people of all ages beginning in June. We’ve also been working with the City and planning the next steps in our journey to a 21st century library.
It's been a month since the passage of the bond referendum to fund the new library, events center and parking. Now the big question is: what's next?