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Capital Development Programme

DONE

  • New Library Headquarters and County Arts Centre established at Riverbank, Newbridge
  • Old Library Headquarters refurbished to accommodate Archives, Local Studies and Genealogy services
  • New Community Library Facilities at Leixlip
  • New Mobile Library
  • Extended facilities at Clane
  • New library facilities at Rathangan
  • Refurbishment of Celbridge Library to achieve accessibility
  • New Deliveries Van
  • New library facilities at Ballitore
  • New Quaker Museum at Ballitore

TO DO

  • Enhance the range and quality of our venues emphasising physical, social and Cultural Access
  • Ensure that all new developments include internal and external play spaces for children including those with disabilities
  • Ensure that all new developments include space for young people with appropriate collections and programmes
  • Ensure that all new developments include a multipurpose space for community cultural and educational programming
  • Explore partnership options for service delivery combined with technology and Public Private Partnerships in communities too small to sustain a stand alone permanent library
  • Enhance public IT educational and information services throughout the network
  • Develop new facilities at Kildare Town
  • Develop new Central Library for the County at Newbridge
  • Develop new accessible facilities at Monasterevin
  • Develop new accessible facilities at Kilcock
  • Extend current facilities at Naas or relocate
  • Research alternative sites for new facilities at Maynooth
  • Research alternative sites for new facilities at Celbridge
Financial Table For Capital Projects - Expenditure
  EXPENDITURE        
DESCRIPTION 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total
           
Libraries          
Clocha Rinca 15,000.00       15,000.00
Kilcock Library   750,000.00 750,000.00   1,500,000.000
Kildare Library 146,087.00 146,088.00     292,175.00
Monasterevin Library 231,000.00       231,000.00
Near Library Ext     1,550,000.00   1,550,000.00
Celbridge Library     1,000,000.00   1,000,000.00
Castledermot Library   200,000.00 50,000.00   250,000.00
Newbridge Library 2,000,00.00 10,000,000.00 3,303,685.00 2,000,000.00 17,303,685.00
Maynooth Library     2,000,000.00   2,000,000.00
Kilcullen Library 40,000.00       40,000.00
TOTAL LIBRARIES 2,432,087.00 11,096,088.00 8,653,685.00 2,000, 000.00 24,181,860.00

 

Financial Table for Capital Projects - Funded By
  FUNDED BY          
DESCRIPTION LEVIES LOANS GRANTS

E PROVI

SION

OTHER LA TOTAL
             
Libraries            
Clocha Rinca 15,000.00         15,000.00
Kilcock Library 1,500,000.00         1,500,000.00
Kildare Library 292,175.00         292,175.00
Monasterevin Library 231,000.00         231,000.00
Near Library Ext 387,500.00   1,162,500.00     1,550,000.00
Celbridge Library 250,000.00   750,000.00     1,000,000.00
Castledermott Library 250,000.00         250,000.00
Newbridge Library 4,000,000.00   13,303,685.00     17,303,685.00
Maynooth Library 500,000.00   1,500,000.00     2,000,000.00
Kilcullen Library 40,000.00         40,000.00
TOTAL LIBRARIES 7,465,675.00   16,716,185.00     24,181,860.00

 

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

DONE

  • The appointment of a professional librarian to each full time library
  • Focused training and development plan for each individual member of staff
  • Temporary positions made permanent
  • Establishment of new more effective staff structure
  • New systems and ways of working to achieve better service to users
  • Team structure and performance management system established
  • Workplace partnerships established

TO DO

  • Review our staffing complement and structure to take account of additional new services and to reflect growing population and the consequent increased and more complex demands
  • Ensure appropriate and sufficient staffing for each new library
  • Continue to deepen training and education programmes for staff and integrate this “new knowledge” into the system
  • Continue to provide staff with opportunities to research and experience best practice examples of innovation in library service in Europe
  • Encourage staff exchanges with other cultural institutions
  • Encourage and support staff in making strategic connections with their local communities in order to market and promote the collective services and also to forge co-operative networks to deliver better service.