Mahoning library system plans $20.1 million renovation, expansion project

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.

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