BENTONVILLE — A bigger library plan is yet to be considered beyond what was recently approved in a bond issue.
The library’s full needs assessment report shows a more robust plan than the one approved by voters April
- The assessment was unveiled during National Library Week, which was April 4-10.
Voters backed the city’s $266 million bond plan for capital projects and bond refinancing by approving all nine questions on the special election ballot by at least 76%. The city will pay for the bonds by extending a 1-cent sales tax. The tax was approved in 2003 and extended in 2007.
Bond plans for the library call for a 6,400-square-foot addition and renovating 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 and maker space at a cost of $4.97…