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November 12
Open House Tonight for Fuquay-Varina Library Location

Wake County is encouraging citizen participation in the upcoming Open House regarding the future location of the Fuquay-Varina Community Library tonight, Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 133 S. Fuquay Ave., Fuquay-Varina.

County staff will share ideas with the public and gather feedback concerning the potential for a new library location, which includes constructing a new facility in the current or a different location.

The Fuquay-Varina Community Library has served Wake County since the 1960s and continues to be an integral part of the community. Due to an increase in both population and library usage, County staff recognizes the need to develop a plan for the future of the library, for it to continue providing the type of service expected by its citizens. This includes expanding services such as a larger book collection, more youth programs and extended hours.

In 2007, 74 percent of Wake County voters approved a $45 million bond to repair, replace and build new libraries, including the Fuquay-Varina branch. The current location of the library presents challenges in expansion if the existing, 4,400 square foot facility were to be replaced with an 8,500 square foot library.

These challenges merit consideration of alternative sites, and County staff is seeking public input before establishing a recommendation regarding library expansion and improvements. Throughout November, staff will also meet with community and civic leaders in order to gauge this input.

After gathering public feedback, staff will present their recommendation on a preferred site to the Wake County Board of Commissioners in February 2016.

For more information about the project, contact Jason Horton at 919-857-3905.





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