LIBRARY SEATING:  Reader Seating Space:  Based on a service population of 10,000 to 14,999 the standard is 7 seats per 1,000 population….allowing 30 square feet per seat.” (Wisconsin Public Library Standards, Third Edition, March 2000.)

 

BELCHERTOWN POPULATION     13,512

STANDARD SEATS PER 1,000 POP. RECOMMENDED NO. OF Clapp Memorial Library SEATS Sq. Ft. STANDARD PER SEAT RECOMMENDED NO. Sq. Ft. FOR ADEQUATE  Clapp Memorial Library SEATING
  

  13.5 x 7

 

       = 95 seats

 

x 30 sq. ft.   

= 2,850  sq. ft. required    for Clapp Memorial Llibrary  seating

 Today the Clapp Memorial Library has but 13 seats located in 1,012 sq. ft. of the Main Reading Floor.   These figures show that Clapp Memorial Library fails to meet the recommended minimum by 82 seats and 1,838 sq. ft.

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