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Library consultants recommend building new facility


February 19, 2020

LIBRARIAN DIANE GOLDEN collects books dropped off by Karla Burcham at the Sweet Home Public Library.

Representatives of FFA Architecture, a library design firm, told the Sweet Home City Council last month that the best way to address current needs at the Public Library is to build a new one on the site of the old City Hall.

FFA has been conducting a needs assessment for the library building, its collection and technology based on input through an online survey, public forums and sticky notes posted on a board at the library as well as library staff.

The consultants projected needs through 2040, said Joseph Storr during the council's regular meeting on Jan. 14, with plans for future expan...

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