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Mahoning library system plans $20.1 million renovation, expansion project

Published: Sun, February 24, 2013 @ 12:51 p.m.

Mahoning library system plans $20.1 million renovation, expansion project


Mahoning County’s public library system proposes $20.1 million in building construction and renovations over the next several years, with more than two-thirds of that amount targeted to main library renovation and expansion.

Spending now listed for 2013 consists of about $3.9 million for a nearly four-fold expansion of the Canfield branch in its current location; about $1.1 million for improvements at the Boardman branch; and about $177,000 to finish the new $1.8 million Jackson-Milton branch that will open this spring.

The first $70,000 of the $14.6 million main library project is budgeted for 2013, with the rest listed for expenditure in 2014.

But the actual amounts to be spent, the details of the work that will actually be done in future projects and the spending timetable aren’t etched in stone, library officials said. The expenditures listed are “just a road map” and will likely spill over into 2015 “and possibly longer,” said library Director Heidi Daniel.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


1Pyroc(138 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

I thought the Library system was having fiance problems a year or so ago. Now they have $20 million to spend? Where did this money come from? Overdue book fines? I hope they use more common sense in spending it than they have in the past. Like why do the need the expensive walkway accent lighting at the Newport branch? Why do they burn all the lights all night long at their branches? They could greatly reduce their energy bills by cutting back on all the lighting they waste during the overnight hours. I can see the need for having a few lights on overnight, but no need to light up the facilities like the Vegas Strip. What about the environmental impact of burning so many lights?

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2sue(179 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Canfield's library is a dump.

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376Ytown(1370 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

See my comments relative to this in the following vindy article:


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