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Library Continues to Grow Alongside Our Town
NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa – It's easy to see that people in North Liberty love their library. Located in the heart of the community center, the space is always bustling. In fact, it's so busy, that the space is once again in the middle of an expansion.
This is the third time the library has moved or expanded in the 27 years it has been open. This most recent renovation was made completely possible through private gifts and funds, another testament to just how much the space is appreciated.
Library Directors say the new space will provide personal areas for teens and kids of all ages. Assistant Director Jennie Garner hopes the space continues to draw people in, saying "We want people to want to be here and stay here. It's really exciting, even now, to look out and see a set of kids sitting together and reading; or an adult reading to a child."
Library Director Dee Crowner says although plans for the next expansion are already in the making, she expects this will be her final move with the library. But she has high hopes for the new space, saying, "It's a happy space. The way it's been designed, it's all light and bright and happy."
This new expansion will also be sure to include room for the novelty cake pan collection. Patrons can borrow a pan of almost and shape, size or theme. The only request is that you return the pan clean, and with a slice of cake for the librarians.