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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Community Forum on the Future of the Baldwin Library Building. Everyone Invited. This Means You !


Baldwin Public Library
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A C C E S S I B I L I T Y   A S S E S S M E N T
PURPOSE
Baldwin Public Library (BPL) administration invited Project ALFA to review the public library building for issues related to accessibility and universal access design, and BPL’s ability to meet the needs of patrons with disabilities or who may have special needs. The assessment was undertaken as part of the initiatives for updating the current library structure.
GOAL
The goal of the accessibility assessment was to determine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the current facility; to identify possible modifications to the  current state of the Library facility; and to make recommendations for current and future  consideration in making the Library more accessible to all library users in the community.

BACKGROUND
The current Baldwin Public Library Building was originally built in 1927 with additions  made to the existing facility in 1959 (Youth Room) and again in 1983 (Reference/Non Fiction area). The additions were completed prior to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In December 2011 library administration began the process of considering renovation of the current facility to meet the changing needs of the community. The public  library currently serves the communities of Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and  Bloomfield Hills.



For a Quick update on the Joint Library Committee's progress to date read the following.


NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE 
that a meeting of the
Baldwin Library Board Building Committee
Will take place on 
Monday, January 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM
In the Board Room at Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill
Birmingham, MI.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss building issues.

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