Wichita council to consider $33M library project

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita City Council is set to decide the fate of a new $33 million central library project.

If approved, the project would be financed with city bonds. The Wichita Public Library Foundation has raised some of the money – about $5.5 of an $8 million campaign.

The Wichita Eagle reports the city approved initial plans for a new library about 10 years ago and bought the land for $3.69 million in 2008.

Council members will vote Tuesday on letting the project to bid. If that passes, they’ll have to vote again later to approve a contractor.

Supporters say the new library will be an advanced learning center with new technology and community gathering spaces. But some City Council members still question whether the new library is necessary.

 

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