Bethany Expansion

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Join us in celebrating the addition of the Bethany Library Annex, coming in spring 2019.

The annex build-out budget is $90,000 and  must be done with private fundraising. No taxes support library buildings in Bethany so we must ask our community for help to get the space open by April 2019. To help, you can:

  • Make a gift—to fund furniture, plumbing and interior improvements.
  • Volunteer—Help is needed in all areas of the library.
  • Tell your neighbors about this important community building project.

Having an additional 1,500 square feet of event space will allow Bethany Library to offer more programs and services to community members of all ages. Best of all, it will reduce congestion at the existing branch until a larger library can be developed.

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Our community is growing and the Library must expand to serve the growth.

Eleven years after opening, demand for Bethany Library services in our rapidly growing community greatly exceeds the small branch’s capacity. Plans to move the branch to a larger space in the proposed Bethany Plaza development are postponed due to delays in the new project’s timeline.

With limited space, Bethany Library:

  • Cannot offer enough programs to give the youngest readers a head start in reading
  • Must restrict scheduling of story times that inspire learning and growth
  • Can only offer limited teen programs despite soaring need for teen literacy programs
  • Cannot provide programs and learning opportunities for adults

The result is an underserved community and missed opportunities for our residents to learn and connect.