Purpose

Overview: To make the Library not only safer for staff and patrons, but to make it an environment more supportive of learning and comfortable for relaxed use of library materials and services

    Areas of Concern:

    • Behavior of Visitors – Inside and Outside
      • Minor infringement of Rules of Conduct
      • Disruptive behavior requiring guard assistance
      • Criminal Activity requiring police assistance
    • Health of Staff and Visitors
      • Physical Health – Conditions of visitors that may endanger the health of others
      • Mental Health – Conditions of visitors that may result in disruptive or dangerous conditions for users and staff
    • Physical/Built Environment of Library – Inside and Outside
      • Addressing configuration of Library to make it a better learning environment
        • Family Waiting Area
        • Open Center of Reading Room
          • Seating on main floor
          • Visible to Info Desk Librarians
        • Additional Security cameras
      • Increasing Patron Useable/Learning Spaces
        • Possible reading area in East Patio
        • Possible amphitheater for children’s programming mid-driveway area
        • Learning Garden for drought resistant gardening (AGUA)
        • Possible peace sculpture garden in front of the library