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Facilities

From the Handbook for Library Trustees

  • Commissioner's Regulations require the board to "maintain a facility which meets community needs." While various formulas exist for determining the appropriate size of a library, the final determination of adequacy rests in the hands of the trustees. Square footage is only one factor in deciding whether a library meets the community's expectations. Location, internal arrangement, accessibility for the disabled, environmental quality, and intangibles such as ambiance all contribute to the overall adequacy of a library building.
  • Proper maintenance of the existing library is essential if the board is to fulfill its responsibilities to the community. read more

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