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We Want To Ensure The Library Reflects The Unique Characteristics of the Evergreen Community


Evergreen Library ReDesign Project

Carrie Hurich

I grew up in the foothills as part of a hard-working family, where I learned the value of a strong work ethic...

I grew up in the foothills as part of a hard-working family, where I learned the value of a strong work ethic...

Mar 28 3 minutes read

Evergreen Library is a 17,367 square foot library constructed in 1993 and nestled into the hillside just south of Historic Downtown Evergreen. This survey is the first step in the planning for a major redesign of the library in 2022-2023.

Our vision for the Evergreen Library Redesign Project is for an updated library that is welcoming to all, where the patron experience is one of absolute delight, and where residents feel respected and understood by the library. We also want to align the redesign with our mission and vision of a 21st century library, while upgrading and modernizing resources, spaces, technology, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems in the building.

We want to make sure the updated library reflects the unique interests and needs of the community, so we’re seeking your input on the spaces, services, resources and tools you’d like to see. Thanks for providing your feedback.

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) and EUA, an architecture, engineering, and design firm charged with redesigning the Evergreen Library, are co-hosting several community meetings to solicit input on the upcoming redesign of the Evergreen Library, planned for 2023.
Initial virtual meetings will be held:
•            Wednesday, March 30, 2022, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
•            Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
•            Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
To register, visit
Through this community engagement process, JCPL strives to involve the local community by offering a glimpse to what their library of the future could hold for the many different users. Innovations and new ideas will be presented to stir the imagination and used to inform the design team for future decisions. “We depend on the community to tell us what they’d like to see when we’re planning a library redesign,” said Donna Walker, executive director, JCPL. “We want to ensure that the library reflects the unique characteristics of the Evergreen community.”
Residents who are unable to attend the community meetings may offer input through April 3, 2022, via on online survey. There is also a survey specifically geared toward teenagers. Paper surveys will be available through the end of March 2022 at the Evergreen Library.
For updates on the Evergreen Library redesign, please visit 

~Evergreen Public Library

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