Eau Claire library looks at expansion plan

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Plans are in the works for an area library to go "up and out" at a projected cost of $20 million.

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire wants to add a third floor and expand its lower level.

The programming manager says the library moved into the building in 1976. Since then, the collection has doubled and items checked out have tripled.

Isa Small says there was space analysis last year to give an idea for funding

"The next step we are currently heading into a fundraising feasibility to kind of figure out what the community can support for this project, we've also submitted as part of our capital improvement plan funding from the city,” said Small.

The last renovation was done in 2009 to expand youth services

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