New Central Library locations to be discussed Tuesday

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The first public meeting to gather input about potential sites for the new Central Library will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the commissioners’ meeting room on the fifth floor of the Forsyth County Government Center.

Three years ago voters approved a $40 million library bond to build or renovate the central library and the libraries in Kernersville and Clemmons.

According to county research the central library is the most heavily used library facility in the county. The research shows the 1952 building is outdated for wiring to expand technology, has no room to expand and lacks accessibility for the disabled. County officials say the library also has inadequate parking.

"The location is real important to me from where I live," said Jacqueline Powell who, as an online college student, uses the central library several times a week to study.  "I get to come in, pull up a lot of my assignment because I don't have a lap top."

During the meeting, seven potential sites will be discussed and time will be allotted for public comment.

Find out more information on the Forsyth County website.

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