Black Earth Public Library


Black Earth Public Library

Welcome citizens of Black Earth to your live Spark Session! Over the past few weeks team members from FEH Design, Library Staff, Library Board members, and the community have been working behind the scenes to facilitate this interactive experience.

The Goals for Success were created to guide design decisions and help evaluate design outcomes for the library project.

Scroll down and review the designs that have been created by team members from FEH Design with the input and guidance of the community.


  • A Library that:

    • provides adequate space to support programs and a robust collection to serve the community.
    • is designed for efficient and effective staffing.
    • provides access to current and future 21st Century technologies and tools (i.e. internet, computers, digital media, 3D printer, WIFI) that will support entrepreneurship, training, education, etc.
    • is expandable and flexible to accommodate change and to ensure its longevity.
    • is built with low- and no-maintenance materials that withstand the test of time.
    • is tailored to represent the community it serves, leverages surrounding amenities, and acts as a pillar of the community.
    • becomes a space for the community to gather, collaborate, and grow.
    • is inviting and welcoming to people of all ages and backgrounds, especially preteens/teens.
    • provides barrier-free access for everyone.
    • is a result of a process that will exercise the community’s ability to plan and achieve a big vision.
    • is a safe and secure place for all users.
    • is conveniently located in a way that supports community events and has walking access.
    • demonstrates Sustainability – environmentally, financially, and culturally.
    • results in increased community use and engagement of the library.
    • supports a variety of uses from quiet to loud.

Spark sketches

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