Arvada Library Redesign

The Arvada Library is located within the Olde Town Arvada historic district, adjacent to Olde Town Square. It measures approximately 34,200 square feet and was opened in 2006. Since then, it has experienced an increase in number of patrons, program attendance and service requirements. 

A redesign of the Arvada Library is one of the projects in Jefferson County Public Library’s 2024 Strategic Plan, opens a new window to expand services to meet the needs of the community. The project vision is to redesign this urban/suburban library to reach more people, focus on building literacies and be the third place in this community. In this project, we hope to: 

  • Redesign the library to align with future service and community needs and foster increased circulation, computer use and availability. 
  • Expand outreach to a wider audience by boosting Library card sign-ups and enhancing market engagement. 
  • Establish the Arvada Library as the community's primary third place, providing collaborative areas for conversation and discovery, including a heightened occupancy of study and meeting rooms. 
  • Implement modern security systems and design to enhance overall safety. 
  • Audit the library's redesign for compatibility with the vision outlined in the Olde Town Reinvestment Plan. 

Project Updates

The library has retained the services of Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) to conduct community engagement efforts for  the Arvada Library redesign project. JCPL is conducting community engagement sessions to gather input from residents and stakeholders on the current and future needs of the library. The community is invited to provide feedback through in person and virtual meetings and an online survey. Teens are also invited to provide feedback in this Teen online survey.

Community Input Meetings

Help us imagine the future of the Arvada Library by attending one of our three community input meetings. Meetings will take place in an interactive workshop format, and Spanish interpretation is available.

Tuesday, July 16
Arvada Library Community Room
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17
Virtual Session (Register to Join Online), opens a new window
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 20
Arvada Library Community Room
10 – 11:30 a.m.

The feedback received will be shared with the Board of Trustees in a community engagement report and used to recommend the appropriate redesign elements. Watch this page for more information.

Board and Public Discussion

This project will be discussed during the 2024 Board Meetings. Read about the latest updates, submit a comment to the Board or find attendance information.

About EUA

EUA has worked with JCPL on other building redesigns and understands the library’s signature feel and look. Their portfolio includes renovation of the Columbine Library and the recently completed Evergreen Library redesign. More information on the firm is available at EUA | Architecture, Engineering + Design, opens a new window 

Additional Information

FAQs

  • Similar to other location redesigns, JCPL will be seeking to improve space efficiency and flow, align with future service and community needs, foster increased circulation, provide collaborative areas for conversation and discovery, including a heightened occupancy of study and meeting rooms, and implement modern security systems and design to enhance overall safety.

    Community and stakeholder feedback, along with the program of service, will help inform the layout and future services of the redesigned library.

  • Along with outreach to current Arvada Library patrons, JCPL is reaching out through a wide variety of communications channels including print, digital, social media, radio, and more! We’re also working with the local business community to reach customers who frequent the Olde Town Arvada area to gain additional feedback into this project.

  • The Arvada Library Redesign project is just getting started! JCPL has brought an architect on board for community engagement and will be kicking off that phase of the project in July 2024. Visit our project webpage to keep in the know about what’s happening. 

  • The Arvada Library Redesign project kicks off in July with our robust community engagement and outreach efforts, followed by program of service and site design.

    Construction is currently planned to start in 2025. As we get closer to construction, additional details will be provided on temporary alternative services for the community. Initial plans are for the redesigned library to open to the public in 2026.

Project Timeline

 

Keep in Touch

Have a question or comment about the Arvada Library Redesign? Contact us via email at arvadaproject@jeffcolibrary.org.

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