Nicole Patterson

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Commented on Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
As a historic landmark, the Cabin needs to be near the heart of historic Boise. It doesn't work in a new development. Even the big, old trees surrounding the Cabin pay tribute to Boise's past. And what could be better than the mile between the train depot and the Capitol?

The Cabin also needs to be near Boise's cultural landmarks--BAM, the Anne Frank Memorial, Ann Morrison Park, the river and more. Have you ever attended a Cabin program? The kids write in the Cabin but also venture out into nearby blocks for inspiration; they visit JUMP, BAM, the park, the Library! and more. They leverage the close proximity to the diversity of spaces for learning and inspiration. And it's neat to see kids WALKING around and exploring Boise. It wouldn't be right (write?) to board a bus at Cabin camp to visit downtown (and it would increase costs).

Finally, there is something appropriate about the Cabin being on the same site as the library. Cabin writers see the library when they visit (maybe even get trapped in the overcrowded parking lot!). The Library could be the future home for their creations, a place where written words are free and accessible to everyone. Library patrons also see the Cabin--a place where all are welcome to write, to share their stories. The Library! and the Cabin have complementary visions and purposes, and each is better in close proximity to the other.

Do any other Cabin sites meet these criteria?
Supported a comment by Lynette Daudt on Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
Lynette Daudt
I do go now, often, precisely because I can pull into the parking lot, run in, and leave all without crossing a street.
Followed Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
Supported a comment by Theresa M on Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
Theresa M
It is too big. Do NOT move The Cabin. That is an important and living part of the City’s history and fabric.