COUNTY LIBRARIES TO SEEK PUBLIC INPUT IN NEW LIBRARY PROJECT

LEE COUNTY, NC – March 1, 2022 – Lee County Government, Vines Architecture and SAMET/Sanford Contractors held a kickoff meeting today to start the new Lee County Library project.

The purpose of this kickoff meeting was to begin the coordination process between all three organizations in planning for the construction of a new approximately 30,000 square foot facility at O.T. Sloan Park.

Over the next 45 days, the group will be in the program and planning phase. In this phase, information will be gathered from multiple sources for the purpose of developing the schematic design, which, upon approval of the County Commissioners, will lay the groundwork for the construction of the new facility. The program and planning phase will include opportunities for public and stakeholder input.

Under the goal of answering this main question, “For the library to best serve the residents of Lee County and surrounding communities it should...?”, we are asking the public to actively participate in the process by providing input during this phase.  In the coming weeks, the group will meet with key stakeholders and develop a survey for residents to provide feedback about the design for the new library.  We encourage the public to participate in the survey and will share more information about it next week.

We are also asking residents to visit our current library’s main branch — located at 107 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford — and discuss with library staff what they like about the current library and what they would like to see in the new library.

Please stay tuned for future communications on the survey and updates on the progress of this project.  We look forward to hearing from our residents and greatly appreciate their input.

For more information about the project, or to provide feedback, please visit the library’s main branch or call (919) 718 - 4665.

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