The Forum and the Hub are located on the Main Level. The Forum, an open and flexible space, allows for multiple everyday activity and can be reconfigured to accommodate more than 400 people at major events. The Hub serves as the central information and service area and includes a brand-new Grandstand. Artwork will be showcased throughout the building.
New furniture, fixtures and equipment offer optimum flexibility.
The Hub and Forum are separated by a Grandstand. Patrons can access reference materials, curated book selections and orient themselves from this area.
The flexibility of the Forum offers seating options for informal study or conversational groups, as well as larger planned meetings.
The number of program rooms increases from 2 to 4, with seating capacity of 50 to 130 attendees.
The current entrance to the Main Level will not change.
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A modest outdoor café terrace enhances the entrance on the Levitt Pavilion side of the building.
An “Incubator Area” will support the next evolution in the Maker movement and promote science, technology, and skill-sharing among members of the community.
The MakerSpace, pioneered at the Westport Library in 2012, has received significant media attention and has been adopted by hundreds of libraries throughout the world. The MakerSpace has evolved from a STEM-focused space to a STEAM-driven one, with programs ranging from sculpting, writing, and film-making, to computer design, 3D printing and robotics.
A new multi-media production studio is available for public use to create audio/video
projects. The studio has the capability to broadcast and stream events held in the Forum.
A community-oriented workshop with prototyping equipment and a co-working space where people can meet and collaborate on projects.
Library of THings
The Library of Things lends users non-traditional materials such as 3D printers, portable routers and video gaming systems.