BREWSTER, N.Y. -- The Brewster Public Library could double in size.
The library is looking to borrow up to $2.938 million dollars to finance an expansion of the library. A referendum will be on the ballot on Election Day. The 25-year bond will cost the average homeowner $24 a year.
The expansion will see the creation of a community room, private study rooms and ADA compliant restrooms and an elevator. The library said it will retain the historic facade of the building.
The library building was originally intended to house up to 10,000 books. There are currently over 26,000 items in the library, including music CDs, books on CD, DVDs, and Blu-rays, and magazines. Many of these items are not easily accessible due to overcrowding and shelf height, the library said.
Over the past several years, the library said it has had to turn away many requests from the public to use the facilities for community events. The library said the expansion will allow it to accommodate many of these requests.
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