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Milton/Edgwood library to relocate

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on Jan. 22, 2010 at 11:03 am with No Comments »
January 22, 2010 11:05 am

The Milton/Edgewood Pierce County Library will move to a larger, more centrally located site in Milton’s Surprise Lake Square this summer.

The new location will have twice as much space with 6,650 square feet, more computers, and meeting and conference rooms. Books and other materials will be easier to find, according to the Pierce County Library System.

The current Milton/Edgewood library is part of the Milton Senior Center at the Milton City Hall complex, 1000 Laurel St.

The library system will have an open house Feb. 4 at the new site – which is vacant – so residents can give feedback about what they want at the new facility. The open house will be from 7-8 p.m. at Surprise Lake Square shopping center, 900 Meridian Ave. E., Suite 28.

The library system will pay the $84,000 annual lease for the new space out of its capital budget, said spokeswoman Mary Getchell. It does not pay rent for the library space at the city-owned senior center.

People can also give their suggestions for the new library space in a survey at the current Milton/Edgewood library, the Sumner Pierce County Library, at the library system’s administrative center in Tacoma, or online at www.piercecountylibrary.org (search for Milton Edgewood Library) through Feb. 5.

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