BENTONVILLE — The Public Library will expand and upgrade if voters approve a city bond issue.
Residents will be asked at a special election April 13 to approve up to $266 million in bonds by extending a 1% city sales tax. Included in the bond proposal is $4.9 million for library expansion. The Benton County Election Commission approved the ballot Monday.
The 38,500-square-foot library will celebrate 15 years at 405 S. Main St. this fall.
Bond plans call for a 6,400-square-foot addition and renovation to 10,000 square feet of the interior.
The addition would include a children’s department with a larger story time area and expanded craft space in addition to a teen zone and activity room/maker space.
“The proposed improvements are important to enhance Bentonville Public Library’s already vital role in our city by continuing to offer more services, materials and programs our patrons…