Library Building Project

Library Building Project

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Update: January 2021

Bryan Schafer, Vicki Gjovik and Noah Wiedenfeld gave the following presentation to the New Richmond School Board, City Council and Library Board. The presentation highlights possible ways to move forward with the Library Building Project.

January 2021 - New Richmond Library Project




2019 Building Project Update


On August 26, 2019 the City Council and Library Board voted for the new library to be built on the old middle school site. Following that decision, they also approved the contracts with StudioGC to begin working on the design phase of the project. We are excited for the next chapter of the project and will keep you updated as we begin the fundraising and design process.

Groundbreaking at Arch Ave, September 9, 2019.







Staff Report & StudioGC Recommendation

Podcast New Richmond with Rick McCarthy from StudioGC

LBC - Joint Meeting


Where is the Library Best Suited?

Monday, August 26 at 7:00 pm at the Civic Center

Join us for a brief presentation from Rick McCarthy from StudioGC while we review the site comparisons and feedback we have received from the community since our last meeting. There will be time for community comments and questions followed by a vote from the Library Board and City Council to determine
the future location of our library.

Where do we want the library to be?

Where Do We Want the Library to Be?

Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00 pm at the Civic Center

Join us for part two in a series of building project conversations with the team from StudioGC. Part two focuses on the needs of our future library based on the survey from part one. We will discuss site comparisons and be able to visualize what a library would look like at either location.

Where do we want the library to be? Presentation Recording

Site Selection Comparison & Community Survey Results   

The Site Selection Survey is now closed and will be tallied.


What do we want the library to do?

What Do We Want the Library to Do?

Tuesday, June 18 at 5:00 pm

On June 18, 2019, we invite you to join us in Glover Park at 4:30 for food, socialization and activities as we begin our community discussions for our building project. We want you to be informed and involved while we make decisions for the future of our community library. The presentation will begin at 5:00 in the City Council Chambers, “What do you want the library to do?”. The StudioGC team will provide an overview of how our library compares to others as well as opportunities of additional library services in a larger space. Following the presentation, we will be asking for your ideas and feedback. If you are unable to attend this session, it will be recorded and material will be available after.

View the recording of this presentation by clicking on this link: What do we want the library to do? Please provide your feedback by filling out this survey.     

In July, we will be using that information as part of the next discussion, “Where do we want this library to be?” We encourage you to partake in the series of presentations, provide feedback and show your support.

What do we want the library to do? Presentation Recording

What do we want the library to do? Display



2017 Building Project Update

2014 Building Project Update