New Library Recognition Opportunities

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New Library Recognition Opportunities
First Floor - Adult Literacy Classroom First Floor - Adult Literacy Offices First Floor - Staff Suite & Meeting Room First Floor - Library Director First Floor - Group Study First Floor - Circulation Desk First Floor - Gallery First Floor - Lobby Tree of Knowledge First Floor - Auditorium First Floor - Individual Auditorium Seat First Floor - Bayard Taylor Quiet Study First Floor - Adult Library and Stacks First Floor - Adult Furnishings Book Stack/Shelf Plaque Second Floor - Classroom Second Floor - Multi-Purpose Room #1 Second Floor - Multi-Purpose Room #2 Second Floor - Young Adult Group Study Room Second Floor - Terrace Second Floor - Quiet Reading and Reflection Room Second Floor - Adult Maker Space Second Floor - Young Adult Library and Stacks Second Floor - Tudor Room #1 Second Floor - Tudor Room #2 Second Floor - Tudor Room #3 Second Floor - Tudor Room #4 Second Floor - Children's Library and Stacks Second Floor - Children's Library Trees Second Floor - Children's Library Furnishings Second Floor - Children's Maker Space Second Floor - Lobby

First Floor - Adult Literacy Classroom

*COMMITTED*
Adult Literacy Classroom
$250,000

Since it began in 1979, Kennett Library’s Adult Literacy Program has had more than 8,500 students take advantage of its classes.  Within the past five years, there has been a steady increase in people taking advantage of the many aspects of the program — from students learning English, to those studying for the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or preparing for American citizenship. The ALP Director Filomena Elliott is excited about the possibilities that will become available to ALP with the new Kennett Library and Resource Center.  They plan to offer digital literacy, numerical and financial literacy, and health literacy, along with the traditional literacy and ESL classes. All of the meeting spaces in the new Kennett Library & Resource Center will be available to ALP and all of the different classes and programs it offers.

First Floor - Adult Literacy Offices

*COMMITTED*
Adult Literacy Offices
$100,000

The new offices for ALP Director Filomena Elliott and her assistant, Lupe Ruiz will allow them to meet with clients to discuss all the classes available through the program and also to help them find resources in the community to help our immigrant neighbors acclimate to life in southern Chester County.

First Floor - Staff Suite & Meeting Room

AVAILABLE
Staff Suite & Meeting Room
$100,000

The new Kennett Library & Resource Center will have ample space for staff offices and meeting rooms.  Currently the staff has 9 full time staff and 12 part time, including ALP teachers. Staff number is set to increase by 5 when the new building opens.  Currently the staff shares offices behind the circulation desk and in the basement.

First Floor - Library Director

AVAILABLE
Office of the Director
$100,000

First Floor - Group Study

AVAILABLE
Group Study
$50,000

This smaller classroom will be perfect for a small group study.  Students can gather here to prepare for a test, or a tutor can meet with several students in this room that will have state of the art technology and audio/visual equipment.

First Floor - Circulation Desk

AVAILABLE
Circulation Desk
$500,000

The circulation desk will be handcrafted by a local woodworker highlighting Chester County artisan history and talent.

First Floor - Gallery

AVAILABLE
Art and Exhibition Gallery
$1,000,000

First Floor - Lobby

AVAILABLE
First Floor Lobby
$1,000,000

Tree of Knowledge

*COMMITTED*
Tree of Knowledge
$50,000
The Tree of Knowledge connects the first and second floors

First Floor - Auditorium

AVAILABLE
Auditorium
$3,000,000

First Floor - Individual Auditorium Seat

AVAILABLE
— Save Your Seat —
Personalized auditorium seats are available for $2,500. Your name will be on a brass plaque on the back of the seat.
(limit 1 per family)

Included in the facility is a 110-seat auditorium that will host all kinds of community events, including concerts, author talks, theater productions, community events, meetings, Ted Talks, movies and so much more. These exciting programs will inspire, entertain, and educate people of all ages, interests and walks of life. The auditorium will provide opportunities to promote, highlight and advance the arts, cultural, and historic strengths of the region.
As part of our Capital Campaign, we are offering the community the opportunity to sponsor a seat and thereby, leave a lasting legacy in the Kennett Library & Resource Center.

First Floor - Bayard Taylor Quiet Study

*COMMITTED*
Bayard Taylor Quiet Study
$750,000

First Floor - Adult Library and Stacks

AVAILABLE
Adult Library and Stacks
$1,000,000

The adult library will have plenty of light and comfortable seating.  Meet friends for a quiet conversation or browse the book stacks for that perfect read.

First Floor - Adult Furnishings

AVAILABLE
Adult Furnishings
$100,000

Book Stack/Shelf Plaque

First and second floor book stack/shelf plaque - end of row name plaques

Second Floor - Classroom

AVAILABLE
Classroom
$250,000

Flexible meeting space for programs or for use by nonprofit organizations, community groups, businesses, schools, and civic organizations. All rooms will have state of the art technology and audio/visual equipment.

Second Floor - Multi-Purpose Room #1

AVAILABLE
Multi-Purpose Room #1
$250,000

Flexible meeting space for programs or for use by nonprofit organizations, community groups, businesses, schools, and civic organizations. All rooms will have state of the art technology and audio/visual equipment.

Second Floor - Multi-Purpose Room #2

AVAILABLE
Multi-Purpose Room #2
$250,000

Flexible meeting space for programs or for use by nonprofit organizations, community groups, businesses, schools, and civic organizations. All rooms will have state of the art technology and audio/visual equipment.

Second Floor - Young Adult Group Study Room

*COMMITTED*
Young Adult Group Study Room
$100,000

Second Floor - Terrace

*COMMITTED*
Roof Terrace
$1,500,000

The Board of Directors have agreed to name the outdoor terrace the Melton Terrace honoring Dennis Melton a local architect and community supporter.  Dennis’ fingerprints are on many buildings and community organizations, including the Kennett Library & Resource Center.  He was the architect of record the new building and a longtime supporter of the library.  Please join us in honoring Dennis and all he brought to southern Chester County by donating to the Melton Terrace.

Second Floor - Quiet Reading and Reflection Room

*COMMITTED*
Quiet Reading and Reflection Room
$500,000

Second Floor - Adult Maker Space

AVAILABLE
Adult Maker Space
$500,000

A makerspace is a collaborative workspace for making, learning, exploring and sharing. They provide hands-on learning, helps with critical thinking skills and even boosts self-confidence.
The first official makerspace was created about 12 years ago in a library in upstate New York, since then libraries remain an ideal setting for makerspaces across the country.
The adult and teens makerspace is designed to provide patrons the opportunity to use 2D and 3D printing, laser and vinyl cutting and engraving, electronics software and equipment for coding and circuit work, textile equipment for sewing, embroidery, jewelry making, buttons and banners, etc. The space will also have computers and the software designed to support this equipment, such as CAD, Adobe Illustrator and more.

Second Floor - Young Adult Library and Stacks

AVAILABLE
Young Adult Library and Stacks
$500,000

There will be ample space for young adult library material and ample space to gather.  The new Kennett Library & Resource Center will be a safe place for teens and tweens to meet to learn with each other, play video games or study.

Second Floor - Tudor Room #1

AVAILABLE
Tudor Room #1
$50,000

There will be four tutor rooms in the new Kennett Library & Resource Center available for one-on-one tutoring either in person or on-line.  All rooms will have state of the art technology and audio/visual equipment.

Second Floor - Tudor Room #2

AVAILABLE
Tudor Room #2
$50,000

There will be four tutor rooms in the new Kennett Library & Resource Center available for one-on-one tutoring either in person or on-line.  All rooms will have state of the art technology and audio/visual equipment.

Second Floor - Tudor Room #3

AVAILABLE
Tudor Room #3
$50,000

There will be four tutor rooms in the new Kennett Library & Resource Center available for one-on-one tutoring either in person or on-line.  All rooms will have state of the art technology and audio/visual equipment.

Second Floor - Tudor Room #4

AVAILABLE
Tudor Room #4
$50,000

There will be four tutor rooms in the new Kennett Library & Resource Center available for one-on-one tutoring either in person or on-line.  All rooms will have state of the art technology and audio/visual equipment.

Second Floor - Children's Library and Stacks

AVAILABLE
Children's Library and Stacks
$1,500,000

The open floor space in the children’s area will offer nooks and cubbyholes for quiet reading.  There will be room for children’s programs and lots of seating space available for parents and caregivers.

Second Floor - Children's Library Trees

Six opportunities to name the trees that adorn the Children's Library

Second Floor - Children's Library Furnishings

*COMMITTED*
Children's Library Furnishings
$100,000

Second Floor - Children's Maker Space

*COMMITTED*
Children's Maker Space
$250,000

Second Floor - Lobby

AVAILABLE
Second Floor Lobby
$250,000

Climbing the stairs or the Learning Tree will lead you to the spacious and light filled second floor lobby that opens into the Children’s Library or the Young Adult area.