JMRL Committee Reviews Five-Year Plan

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The five-year planning committee for the Jefferson Madison Regional Library met Wednesday to go over its plan one last time. It will submit the plan to the board of trustees next month.

Part of the meeting was about determining the order of importance for action items in the plan. Committee members say the most important change they're looking forward to is the construction of the Northside Library on West Rio Road.

Members say many of the changes to existing infrastructure deal with bringing the library into the 21st century. That means more downloadable audio books and online services available to patrons from home. They're also hoping to extend hours to cater to more potential library users.

Director John Halliday says the in-house Internet also needs to be revamped.

"We're hoping to keep up with bandwidth demands and keep up with the latest technology so that the people who use Jefferson-Madison Regional Library will have the most up-to-date technology available to them,” he said.

The final plan is expected to be adopted by the board of trustees this May. Halliday says the board is still accepting public input for the plan.

To find a copy of the committee's current draft, click here.

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