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Have You Heard Longtime Library Supporter Bequeathed 5 Million

The Friends of the Prescott Public Library is pleased to begin seeking ideas from the community about what they would like to see in a proposed branch library.

In 2020, Luanne Leeson, a longtime library supporter, left a bequest of nearly $5 million to the Friends of the Prescott Public Library for the construction of a new library. Two public meetings will be held in the Founders Suite on the 1st floor of Prescott Public Library at215 E. Goodwin St. in Prescott. Wednesday, May 11, 1-2 pm OR Thursday, May 12, 5:30-6:30 pm McMillan Pazdan Smith, an experienced group in library space planning, will compile the information and use their expertise to create a report that includes size, spaces, and features necessary to create the kind of branch library the community needs as Prescott grows.

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Their report will also include projected budgets for hard and soft costs. There is a clear need for future library services in that part of the city. There is also interest in a library that incorporates an environmental learning center in the Granite Dells. The library planning study will include research and input from the community about an environmental learning center as a component of a new library building. The report will be shared with the City of Prescott and the Friends will work with the City to determine the best way that the available Friends funds can be applied to the construction of a branch library.

The City of Prescott will be the owners of any completed branch library and responsible for the professional staffing and operation. This is just the first step in a long process!

PRESCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY 215 E GOODWIN ST PRESCOTT AZ 86303 928.777.1500 www.prescottlibrary.info

FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.prescottlibrary.info/friends-of-ppl-to-host…/

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  1. “There is a clear need for future library services in that part of the city. ”

    I see no mention of what part of what city is in question.

    “There is also interest in a library that incorporates an environmental learning center in the Granite Dells.”

    The “also” implies that said branch will be somewhere besides Granite Dells.

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