Willard Memorial Library hoping to put bond issue before school district voters

Aaron Krause • Jul 5, 2014 at 2:07 PM

As she looks out from her office, Huron County Community Library Director Laura Lee Wilson can see 12 light fixtures.

Two of them work.

The Willard Memorial Library, which is part of the Huron County Community Library, is poorly lit and some lights don't work. The furnishings date back to the 1963 construction of the original building.

"The time has come that we need to modernize the building to provide 21st century library services to our service area," Wilson said. "Nothing has been done for decades. I have no shame in asking for (additional money) for the people who use the library.

"It's gotten to a point now that if we don't do something now, something drastic will happen."

Library officials are in the process of seeking approval for a .75-mill, 15-year bond levy that will bring in a total of $1.6 million for capital improvements such as interior construction, lighting, carpeting, painting and furnishings. The bond issue only will cover the Willard Memorial Library. The Huron County Community Library also has libraries in North Fairfield, Greenwich and Wakeman.

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