Wichita City Council approves construction of new $33 million library

The Wichita City Council this morning approved constructing a new main library near Second and McLean Blvd.

The state of the art library will take the place of the old downtown branch that opened in 1967.

The city already spent $3.6 million for the vacant lot back in 2008 where ground will be broken this summer for the new building.

With today’s vote the city will spend another $33 million for an advanced learning center. Not every council member was convinced we need a new library.

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