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Bigger library needed in Lake City

LAKE CITY, Minn. (KTTC-DT) -- The need is growing for a new, bigger library in Lake City. The current public library is 4,800 square feet and serves about 8,300 people.  The space just isn't big enough for the amount of people and events the library holds.

More private reading and studying areas are needed as well as bigger gathering spaces and conference rooms. In order to do this, voters would have to approve a $4.9 million referendum on Tuesday.

Officials believe the library is the heart of the community and they want to make sure it can accommodate everyone.

"We're asking the community to unlock the potential of this library and to unlock their own personal potential. What we have in this library and what we can offer them will help them to be the best that they can be and help this community to be the best that they can be," says library administrator Sherry Mooers.

A site for the new library will be determined if the public votes "yes" to the referendum.  There would then be several input sessions to determine what the community would like to see in their new library.


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