Peshastin Library holds Community Engagement Events

For residents who were unable to attend recent Peshastin Library engagement events there is still time to provide feedback through an online survey available at Paper surveys will also be available at the Peshastin Library through June 30.

NCW Libraries and the Friends of the Peshastin Library partnered to host a series of informational sessions and community engagement events around Peshastin in May. The day of engagement included drop-in kiosks set up at the Peshastin Market, a stakeholder’s event with local community leaders, and an evening town hall. The events were led by staff from NCW Libraries and Carolyn Carlberg, a designer with Library Forward.

The events were part of ongoing efforts by the Peshastin Friends of the Library and NCW Libraries to bring interior design upgrades to the Peshastin Library. Participants in the day’s events had the opportunity to share how they currently use the library and dream about future upgrades, programs, and opportunities they would like to see offered at the library. In addition, participants had the opportunity to view and vote on several design directions and program possibilities for the future of the library.

“It was great to hear from Peshastin residents about how supportive they are of the library and how much they already love the space,” said Tim Dillman, a staff member with NCW Libraries.

“The library in Peshastin exists because the community has long been passionate about having a library and community members have continued to show strong support and use of the services and programs that are provided.”

The community engagement events were part of NCW Libraries Reimagining Spaces project, a multi-year interior redesign effort at all NCW Libraries branches throughout the five-county system. Library Forward and Forte Architects of Wenatchee have been hired by NCW Libraries to lead community engagement efforts and develop interior design plans. Peshastin is one of the first communities to begin its redesign.


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