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$50K needs assessment study first step towards proposed library upgrades

 

May 1, 2019

UKULELE enthusiasts, clockwise from lower left, Susan Thompson, Debra Roberts, Susan Angland, Jean Ott-Osborn and Lonnie Sargent play their instruments in the Teen Room at the Sweet Home Library Thursday. The group meets Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and welcomes new members.

The Sweet Home City Council last week approved a nearly $50,000 contract to complete a needs assessment and conceptual drawings for the Sweet Home Public Library to help address growth in usage.

The library moved from 1,200 square feet of the City Hall basement to its present location, with 5,825 square feet, at the intersection of 13th and Kalmia streets, in 1969.

"Since 1969, the demand for library service, (including) circulation, programs, meeting space and public computer use, has grown steadily, outpacing the library's ability to provide services from a physical standpoint," said L...



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