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Council takes step forward with plans for new city library


June 2, 2021

OAK HEIGHTS students visit the library in 2016. A needs assessment has concluded that the city needs to expand and update the facility, which was constructed in 1969.

A consultant has completed a "library needs assessment" for the Sweet Home Library.

The library's current facility, at the corner of 13th and Kalmia streets, opened in 1969 and has largely been untouched since then, and the City Council authorized the needs assessment in 2019 to address problems with the current library facility's size and structure.

The needs assessment has been conducted over the last couple years by representatives from FFA Architecture and Interiors, Inc., a Portland firm that designed the Lebanon Justice Center and prepared a master plan for Linn-Benton Community Coll...

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