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With Borders bookstore closing, the library committee and commissioner need to think how to best use the building. Why can't they move the children's library and computers over there and leave the main building alone? It would be a lot cheaper.


Megan Gilliland, the city’s communication’s manager offered the following response: “The citizens of Lawrence voted on, and approved, a proposal to expand the Lawrence Public Library at the existing facility at Seventh and Vermont. The city of Lawrence and representatives from the Lawrence Public Library are currently working to design a facility, within the approved public funds, that will house all the collections and services provided by the Library. Best practice for library operations is to have collections and services for all ages, preschool through seniors, in one facility, as families and extended families use the library together. By having all services and collections in one location, library use is maximized.”

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