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Cliff Cave图书分馆新建之儿童区

迎向新科技 新理念 新使用
圣路易斯郡公立图书馆第二期改造工程开始

【圣路易时报讯】为迎向现代的新科技,使用图书馆之新理念,圣路易斯郡图书馆各分馆第二期改造装修工程即将开始,今(2016)年10月,20个分馆中将有19个分馆开始第二期改造工程,总工程费七千九百万元来自2012年当时公民投票通过之增税案税收。圣路易斯郡图书馆之大手笔改造工程让郡民看到了当年投票通过增税之成绩。

新改造之Indian Trails图书分馆
新改造之Indian Trails图书分馆
南郡之Grant View图书分馆, 替换了Tesson Ferry分馆
南郡之Grant View图书分馆, 替换了Tesson Ferry分馆

圣路易斯郡公立图书馆第一期改造装修工程“翻新旧图书馆”,全郡共有11个分馆进行改造工程,耗资五千八百万元,郡图书馆主任Kris Sorth表示,连同第二期改建工程之七千九百万元,这两项经费都来自圣路易斯郡2012年公民投票通过之增税法案。

Sorth主任指出,现在是升级圣路易斯图书馆的时候了。虽然各图书馆一般说起来都不错,但是年代已久,没有现代图书馆所应有的科技环境和满足郡民使用之要求,现在改造正是时候。

据了解,南圣路易斯郡Cliff Cave图书分馆第一期改造工程9月21日竣工开放后。改造后之新馆有一个极为现代的儿童使用区。 Sorth主任说,自第一期改建工程完成后,所有11个分馆新增登记使用图书证的比
率上升了43%,而且图书借阅、图书馆使用率各项活动参加人数等都有巨幅的增加。

第二期改造工程首批關館的圖書館為10月22日Bridgeton Trails分館,10月29日Florissant Valley分館,和11月5日位於EllivilleDaniel Boone之分館。

Next phase of St. Louis County Library renovations to begin

Phase two of a project to replace or renovate 19 of the 20 St. Louis County Library brancheis set to get underway this month.

The first phase of what’s called the “Your Library Renewed” campaign included 11 projects throughout the county. Kristen Sorth, library system director, says that work cost about $58 million, which came from a 2012 property tax increase. Phase two will cost about $79 million.

“We just felt that it was time for an update to our facilities that reflected who we are as a system,” Sorth said in an interview. “They’re great branches but they were not built for a modern library in terms of technology and the way that patrons want to use the space, so we just felt it was time.”

The Cliff Cave library branch, in south St. Louis County, reopened on Sept. 21, after renovation work. That included the children’s area, pictured here.

Cliff Cave图书分馆新建之儿童区
Cliff Cave图书分馆新建之儿童区 CREDIT (PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY)

Sorth says new patron registration has gone up about 43 percent at the 11 branches that have been renovated so far.

“And then we just have huge increases in usage and program attendance and circulation numbers so we’re really seeing some pretty fabulous statistics in terms of usage of the branches.”

The first branches to be closed for renovations in phase two are Bridgeton Trails (Oct. 22), Florissant Valley (Oct. 29) and Daniel Boone in Ellisville (Nov. 5.)

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