Southington Public Library to hold forum Jan. 23 to receive community feedback on new library addition or building

Published on Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:14


SOUTHINGTON – Southington Public Library Director Kristi Sadowski has announced that a community forum will be held Jan. 23 for the architect looking into either an addition or new library building to receive feedback from the community.

Sadowski made the announcement at the Monday Town Council meeting. She said Jeff Hoover, with Boston-based Tappé Architects, will be meeting with the community during two sessions, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the library at 255 Main St.

“Jeff is coming up with two rough concept plans, one for an addition or expansion and the other for creating a new freestanding library building,” said Sadowski. “We have given him a deadline to present his final plans by the end of February. This forum will give the community a chance to give their feedback to the rough concept plans earlier on in the process.”

A factor Hoover will consider when shaping the rough concept plans is a community survey that the library conducted, which 1,311 residents responded to. The survey details resident preferences for things such as the square footage of each section of the library.

“It’s pretty unheard of to get that much feedback for a community of our size,” said Sadowski.

Once the final plans are ready, they will be presented to both Southington Public Library and The Southington Town Council at one of their meetings.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:14. Updated: Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:16.