May 22, 2022

Kansas: Wichita Public Library Foundation Increases Central Library Funding Goal To $8M

From KUMW Radio:

A fundraising goal for a new central library near downtown Wichita has increased to $8 million.


The foundation has already raised over $4 million, and Barry says the added funding will help bolster technology for the library and add a bit more room.


Construction for the new library could start as early as next spring and will take about two years.

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