Suffolk Looks for Community Input for New Library

The City of Suffolk wants you to share your input about what you would like to see in the new Downtown Library.

The city, along with Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects and Newman Architect, have put out a survey and will have two public meetings to discover what the public wants to see out of this new space.

The survey covers topics including what type of materials people want at the library (i.e. books, movies, digital) and what services are important to have at the library such as WiFi, children’s programs, access to computers, and others.

You can take the online survey here,download a paper copy at this link or pick up a paper copy at your nearest Suffolk Public Library.

The two public meetings for input will be in July:

  • Wednesday, July 11 at the City Hall Council Chamber, 442 West Washington Street, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 12 at the East Suffolk Recreation Center gymnasium, 138 S. 6th Street, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The city says that the information collected from survey responses and the meetings will be included in the next steps of the process in implementing Library Square, a part of the recently approved Downtown Master Plan. You can download and read the draft for the Downtown Suffolk Master Plan here.