Study to Examine Main Library Branch

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The Boise Public Library Board of Trustees is laying the groundwork to begin a new study of the downtown facility. BW readers learned recently of the challenges facing the BPL: millions of dollars in expected maintenance over the next few years, and whether to renovate and expand the existing Capitol Boulevard building or to construct a new main branch.

Next Tuesday, June 1, the Board of Trustees is expected to be briefed on a new library study to be conducted by CH2M Hill. The study, to commence the week of June 6 and to be completed within 60 days, is expected to examine "options for short-term solutions to the building's operating deficiencies," and ultimately make recommendations to the board and the Boise City Council.