A larger space is needed for the Springfield Library

    Springfield Library is looking for a new home

    SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The Springfield Public Library is looking for a new home.

    City officials say the current library has outgrown its use over the past decade, and adding library clientele has increased 500 percent.

    The new library would nearly double in size and provide better access to technology and the internet.

    It would also provide a ground level entrance, making it easier for everyone to enter.

    “We don't have a designated program space,” said Emily David, the Director of the library. "We have a space called the library meeting room but it's used by all of the departments in the city and also outside agencies can use it so we have to compete for that.”

    The project would cost about $34 million. It would be funded privately and with a bond measure.

    The new library would be housed in the building across the street from the current library.

    To find out more you can attend an open house on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m or Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the library meeting room in Springfield.

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