From the Indianapolis Star:
The City-County Council on Monday approved an ambitious $58.5 million modernization effort that will allow the Indianapolis Public Library to upgrade more than a third of its branches.
The proposal, which passed 25-2 with broad bipartisan support, will allow the library to move forward on a plan approved this spring to relocate five neighborhood branches in an effort to better meet the needs of a shifting population. It also would fund upgrades to five existing locations and create a new branch in Lawrence Township.
After sailing through committee with ease after just one meeting, the bonds were approved without controversy Monday, with council members praising Nytes for a proposal they said had broad public support.
Over the next six years, the library would borrow $40.7 million to build five replacement facilities for the Brightwood, Eagle, Flanner House, Fountain Square and Glendale branches. The library also seeks $9.7 million to fund a new branch in Lawrence Township and $8 million to upgrade its existing branches.
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Additional Coverage: Council OKs $59 million bond issue for library (via Indianapolis Business Journal)
See Also: Video Interview with IPL CEO Jackie Nyte About the Plan (Recorded Last Month)
Runs about five minutes.