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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Valley Library remodel set to begin September 9

front of current Valley Library and new space

Renovation of a new home for Valley Library is set to begin on September 9 and should be finished by late-November. 

In July, the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a construction agreement with Kraus-Anderson to relocate and expand...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Kraus-Anderson will construct new Valley Library next door to current site

new Valley Library location in Lakeland Plaza

On July 9, the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a construction agreement with Kraus-Anderson for $836,580 to relocate and expand Valley Library in Lakeland Plaza, where the library is now.

The new location will be directly adjacent to the ...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Plans for Valley Library on display

Valley Library Rendering 1

Display boards highlighting plans for the Valley Library expansion and renovation will be on display at the library this week.

The 4,300 square foot library has two meeting rooms – a conference room and a small study room. The central area of the...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Valley Library to expand in new space at Lakeland Plaza

proposed floor plan for Valley Library

On March 19, the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Lakeland Plaza to provide 4,300 square feet for Valley Library.

The Valley Library has been located in Lakeland Plaza for almost 30 years. In November, the board approved a ...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Board of Commissioners will consider moving Valley Library within Lakeland Plaza

Valley

At an upcoming meeting, the Washington County Board of Commissioners will consider moving Valley Library to a new location in Lakeland Plaza rather than expand the library through renovation.

In November 2018, the Board of Commissioners approved a new 10-y...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: November 16, 2018

New lease, design contract approved for Valley Library

Valley Library exterior

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a new lease agreement for Valley Branch Library on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and an agreement with an architect to design improvements to the library.

The new lease for Valley Library in Lakeland Plaza in Lakela...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: November 5, 2018

New lease agreement proposed for Valley Library

Valley Library sign

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will review a new lease agreement for Valley Library at their meeting this coming Tuesday, Nov. 6. The slides for this meeting are available to the public now, and can be reviewed here. According to information...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Washington County shares intent to keep Valley Library within Lakeland Plaza

Valley Library exterior

Washington County has shared its intent with Lakeland Plaza property owners to keep Valley Library within the plaza. Lakeland Plaza has been home to the Valley Library for over 30 years. At community engagement events to discuss Valley Library, members of...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Participants review themes, library images at second community meeting

VA meeting 2-145

Around 35 community members participated in the second community engagement meeting for a building study at Valley Library on Tuesday, April 10. 

Tim McILwain of HCM Architects, briefly reviewed the findings from the first community engagement eve...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: March 19, 2018

First community engagement meeting for Valley Library held

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Approximately 30 interested community members attended the first community engagement meeting for Valley Library on Monday, March 12. Architects Tim McIlwain and Jerry Hagen asked residents to share how they use the library now, and what ways they believe...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Community engagement events scheduled for Valley Library

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Community engagement events will occur in March and April. Residents and patrons are invited to contribute their thoughts and opinions through a series of community meetings that will be conducted in early 2018.

The community engagement events for Valley L...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Architecture firm selected for Valley Library building study

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Hagen, Christensen & McIlwain Architects for architectural design and community engagement services in January 2018. 

The architectural firm will work with the community and...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Target Completion Date: Summer 2018

Valley Branch - web

Valley Library has been in its current location in Lakeland for close to 30 years. The current location needs physical improvements for energy efficiency, accessibility, and to address general wear and tear of the building. The library space needs improve...

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Building for the Future: Valley Library