9/21/2017

Library board requests new Lincolnton, East Lincoln libraries

Earlier this year, Kimberly Bolan and Associates completed an in-depth facility study for the Lincoln County Public Library System in North Carolina.  
“Our board was tasked to present our priorities from the Kimberly Bolan and Associates study in February,” library board chair Dr. Becky Reavis said. “You may recall that they did community groups, focus groups and surveys, and they had a very good response rate. Overall, there were very strong sentiments from the residents of Lincoln County that the overall library capabilities and resources were lacking in several different areas.”
In April 2017, the commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a new West Lincoln library facility on 35 acres of donated land near West Lincoln High School. The original plan was to build a 10,000 square-foot library to replace the current 2,500 square-foot facility located in a shopping center off of Highway 27 in Vale. That plan has since evolved, expanding the future library to 12,000 square feet, but the library board is requesting a minimum of 14,000 square feet to accommodate space for patrons of all ages and interests.

6/15/2017

Steele Memorial Library Project - New Teen Space

The Kimberly Bolan and Associates' team is excited to be working with the Chemung County Library District on the planning and design of their new teen space at the Steele Memorial Library in Elmira, NY. 

We've spent the last few months working with Ron, Doris Jean, and local teenagers to create a plan and design that is sure to be a home away from home for Elmira teens.

We can't wait for it to come to fruition! 

10/11/2016

2016 Design Awards Winners - Rhode Island Monthly - October 2016 - Rhode Island

We are pleased to see the Tiverton Public Library being recognized by the Rhode Island Monthly, 2016 Design Awards, for its forward-thinking planning and design . What a great project and collaboration between, the Library, Kimberly Bolan and Associates, and Union Studio Architecture
2016 Design Awards Winners - Rhode Island Monthly - October 2016 - Rhode Island

8/30/2016


My most recent interview with American Libraries. So glad to have the opportunity to spread the word on 21st century library design! Start at 18:30 for my interview. Although...the rest of the episode is really quite interesting.

6/01/2016

Kimberly Bolan and Associates Gives Back at ALA Annual 2016






This year's Consultants Give Back event at the ALA Annual Conference will be held on Sunday, June 26 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando (Room # W102A). The idea behind Consultants Give Back is simple: free consulting sessions with an expert. No sales pitches and no strings – just helpful advice.

Rob and I will are taking reservations for the 26th and are also offering sessions at other times throughout the conference. To schedule your free consulting session, please visit the sign-up page (scroll to the bottom of the page and click "next" to register). You can also contact me directly at kim@rethinkinglibraries.org.


3/15/2016

New Hudson (NY) Area Library to Open in April 2016

After 4 years of planning and design work, we are pleased to announce that the new Hudson Area Library (HAL) will be opening on April 8, 2016. Kimberly Bolan and Associates (KBA) began work with the HAL staff and board of trustees in 2011; developing the vision and building program for the new library. KBA continued working with the library team throughout 2013-2016 providing technology consulting as well as interior design services including the selection of all furniture and related finishes.

The new 12,000 SF library will reside in the first floor of the historic Hudson Armory, owned by The Galvan Foundation. The main areas of the library will occupy what was formerly the Drill Shed. In addition, the former 1,200 SF Officers Lounge has been converted into a Community Meeting Room seating over 80. With state-of-the art technology, expanded space and services for children, teens, and adults, increased operating hours, a larger collection, an accessible home for its historical collection, and a flexible and open floor plan, the new library will become the community’s gathering place. The Community Room will be the stage for world renowned and local authors, artists, performers and musicians to engage diverse communities in Hudson.


Here are a few installation photos. Stay tuned for after photos in April 2016.

Library board requests new Lincolnton, East Lincoln libraries

Earlier this year, Kimberly Bolan and Associates completed an in-depth facility study for the Lincoln County Public Library System in Nort...