Normal Committee Examines New Library Sites

Published 05/01 2014 06:11PM

Updated 05/01 2014 06:31PM

NORMAL - A committee from the Town of Normal took its first steps in the planning of a new library. On Wednesday, two council members met with two library board members to discuss a new location for the public library.

The ad hoc committee looked at four different sites for a new library, and examined rebuilding on the current location. Town leaders say the library is still in good shape, but residents are outgrowing the 40,000 square foot facility.

"We will reach that point where it becomes a necessity and I think this community in Normal frankly supports libraries and Normal Public Library in general,” said city manager Mark Peterson.

Peterson says it's unlikely that the library will rebuild on the current site, because it would cost the city additional expenses for relocation during the construction period.

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