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With the cash available, the City could afford to construct and furnish a facility that is roughly the same size of the top floor of the municipal building. As the library is already using most of the top floor of the municipal building for programs and services, it would likely not be worth the expense to build another library and not increase the size.

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How big is it? The new library will be 9,770 square feet.  The size was also determined by careful consideration of how much we can afford, our year round population, and the size of similarAlaskan libraries such as Haines and the recommended standard  for a community the size of Petersburg.  The size of the facility strikes a balance between escalating library use and trends toward digital media and wireless internet.The new public library will be approximately three times the size of the current library allowing for a 20% expansion in collections. A glassed-off area for children will keep the rest of the library quiet during kids’ activities. A teen-gathering area and more quiet reading spaces throughout are planned.   Click here to view the floor plan. 

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Click here to view the updated floor plan that will be discussed at Thursday night’s meeting. If you can’t make the meeting we’d still love to hear what you think – call (772-3349), email(library@ci.petersburg.ak.us) or drop by the library.

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The new library building committee invites you to review and comment on the floor plan, site plan, and elevations. These are also available at the library and can be viewed downtown in the Marine Advisory window. Call us at 772-3349, email us at libdir@ci.petersburg.ak.us or drop by the library to weigh in on the new plans.

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Wednesday March 12 @ 6:30pm 

The new library building committee invites everyone to review and comment on the draft plans for the proposed library facility. We hope to see you there!

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Listen to the meeting, read the minutes or view the 3 conceptual options presented by the architect at the library. Comments and suggestions will be taken until Feb 22 at the library or by sending an email to libdir@ci.petersburg.ak.us

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You can listen to the meeting or read the minutes on the City’s website.  Just scroll down to ‘library building committee/library board work session’ link.

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