Friday, June 25, 2010

Walker Board of Regents Opposes a Move to Former Warren Library

A proposal has yet to come before the Westbrook City Council, but the board of
the Walker Memorial Library is already recommending against the city's buying
the vacant Warren Memorial Library building to relocate the Walker library
there. Mike Miles, chairman of the Walker library's Board of Regents, has
released a report by the board concluding that the Warren building is too small
to adequately serve patrons-- even if the city were to open a new branch library
at the Westbrook Community Center, an idea that has had some discussion by city
officials. Also, the report contends that a move would cost taxpayers more in
the long run. Although the Warren building is in better condition than the
Walker library, which needs costly repairs, it would need expensive renovations
and have higher operating costs, the report says.
- John C.L. Morgan

Related: Walker to Warren? (March 18, 2010)

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