For those curious to see what the Johnson County Library will look like after its proposed $3 million expansion, there will be a public informational meeting on the subject this Thursday evening at 7pm.
Th open house will give the library the opportunity to present the preliminary design of the merged existing and new portions of the library as designed by Architectural Nexus of Salt Lake City and Plan One Architects of Cody.
Representatives from both firms will be on hand Thursday to give a presentation and offer a question and answer period with the publkic afterwards.
According to information provided by the library, the representatives will discuss the role that public input had in the design of the proposed library expansion and reorganization. Library staff collected several hundred survey responses from members of the community and with the architects, conducted many face-to-face visits with community organizations and a held an open house.
The expansion project will add approximately 10,000 square feet onto the existing building by expanding onto land just north of the existing library. The land was purchased by the county in August of 2012.
The Johnson County Library Foundation paid the architectural expenses for the project and for additional land for parking.
Plans have the expanded library with a new entrance facing North Adams Avenue.