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City officials explore expansion options for Appleton Library

Appleton, Wis. (WFRV)--The number of people using the Appleton public library is growing- and the city wants to stay ahead of the trend.

Half a million visitors use the Appleton public library each year.

To make sure there's enough room for everyone- city officials are looking at options - including building a new facility- or expanding above the children's area of the library.

The city's latest budget proposal has money set aside to investigate those options.

 "We've know that this facility is not going to be good enough for the future.  We know that, we learned that through 2008 and 2009 through the work we did there. We know that from our day to day experience so really what we've been work to is develop our long range services plan so we can make the next decision which is what is the best choice to renovate this facility or to build new,” said Appleton Library Spokeswoman Colleen Rortved.

The last time the library was renovated was in 1995.

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