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Library Board Votes To Move West Terre Haute Branch

The Vigo County Public Library board of directors voted to open a new library branch in West Terre Haute sometime over the next two years.

The new library facility will either be in a former child care facility at Johnson Avenue and Church Street which is near the West Terre Haute Community Center or on donated property at Sixth Street and National Avenue.

A final decision could come in the next couple of months.

Renovation of the old child care facility is estimated to be around $600,000, while building a new facility at the property at Sixth and National is estimated to cost about $700,000.

The goal is to begin work on the facility this year and have it completed in 2015.

The board has also approved various renovations and upgrades to the main library on Poplar Street.

Estimated costs for that project are around $500,000.

The library board is also looking at placing 24 hour vending machines in areas that used to have branches but were closed due to budget constraints.