On September 8, the first of three charrettes was held at the Marion Public Library. Architect Joe Huberty of Engberg Anderson led the group, which included members of the community and also members of the Library Board.

The goal was to identify desirable interior design features for the new library.

Huberty asked what features people like about the current building and, as he put it, "would like to take with them to the new building." Among those features selected were the view of Uptown, an inviting children's space, and the original artwork which is displayed throughout the library.