March 17, 2018

Branching Out, May 2015

The 2006 Bristol Public ­Library, VA, is about to embark on a $475,000 renovation that will encompass two sections of the building, according to

The new Effingham Public Library, IL, is on its way, with funding finalized through the attainment of $2 million in general obligation promissory notes. The current 12,000 square foot Helen Matthes Public Library has been deemed too small for the community’s needs.

The Norfolk Public Library, NE, garnered support and funding for its proposed expansion project with voter approval in November 2014 of a .5¢ tax increase for a 36-month period, according to KTIV. The $7.4 million effort will include adding 16,000 square feet to the 22,000 square foot building,

The 100,000 square foot Charles E. Shain Library, Connecticut College, New London, completed a roughly $10 million renovation five months ahead of schedule.

The University of Western Sydney’s new five-story library, Australia, opened in late March. The roughly 72,000 square foot facility covers the Penrith campus, which consists of three sites: Kingswood, Werrington South, and Werrington North.

This article was published in Library Journal's May 1, 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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