Appleton unveils new library plans

APPLETON – The public got its first look at plans for a new library in Appleton Monday night.

Its expected to cost an estimated $42 Million.

They were unveiled at the city’s library board meeting.

The new site sits on the bluffs downtown overlooking the river.

The library’s director Colleen Rortvedt says the plans for the building allow the incorporation of Appleton’s history as well as room for possible future expansion.

“The library board has the authority over the mission, vision and services of the library but there’s a whole other entity that holds the purse strings,” Rortvedt said.
“So while some of these things seem like the end and we must be done with the process, we’re not.”

The library board will need to vote on the plans.

It’s scheduled to happen in September.

From there, the city council would need to approve the plans before anything goes forward.

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