North Entrance

Stage One
  • Create gateway to an open community space
  • Create awareness of Library activities to help drive usage
  • Have our outdoor space be a welcoming space for programming for adults and children
  • Maintain and enhance the original mid-century modern style of the building

West/Northwest Children's Garden

Stage Two
  • Refresh the Children’s Garden
  • Create an outdoor program space for our youngest users
  • Highlight west side of Library building

South Parking Lot and Entrance

Stage Three
  • ADA Compliance with entrance ramp
  • Stroller parking
  • Improved bike parking
  • General parking lot improvements

Guiding Principles of the Proposed Landscape Patio Project:

1. Have our entrance be a gateway to an open community space

  1. Give our community a place to engage and be social in our outdoor space
  2. Align with the Village of Winnetka Master Plan to welcome people to Winnetka

2. Create awareness of library activities to help drive usage

  1. Remove overgrown vegetation so that the Library activity is visible; Use of the study rooms, the Lloyd room and reading room
  2. Allow for visibility from Station Park and Green Bay Road

3. Have our outdoor space be a welcoming space for programming

  1. Space for active and passive programs for children and adults

4. Maintain and enhance the original mid-century modern style of the building

  1. Highlight the features of our building
  2. Using lighting to enhance the buildings features at night

5. Bear in mind safety and comfort

  1. Multigenerational usage with safety for our smallest users as a priority
  2. Use lighting to enhance visibility and safety

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