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Your Township Board would like your input regarding our community library. By way of background, the current library
is a 15,000 square foot building constructed in 1989 when the Township population was approximately 32,500.
Georgetown’s population has now risen to roughly 51,000 residents making it the 9th largest Township in the State.
Our library has not kept pace with our rapid growth. It is inadequate, undersized, inaccessible, inconvenient, and, quite
frankly, somewhat uninviting. A recent professional needs assessment and space analysis study concluded that our
library is one-third the size of comparable libraries in similarly sized cities and townships. It is also behind the curve in
transitioning to the changing needs and uses of 21st century libraries. To be clear, we don’t believe this requires a site
change – the library should remain in its central location. But it cannot maintain its current size and layout. Our
community deserves better.
These concerns have been the subject of considerable discussion and study by the Board, library staff, and community
focus groups for several years now. We believe the time has finally come to put action to words. In doing so, we need
even wider input from our residents than we have received so far. To that end, as noted, we have convened resident
focus groups. Soon the Board will be holding a town hall meeting singularly focused on your ideas for the kind of library
improvements you would like to see. Additionally, for your convenience, we are soliciting your input via email. Simply
send your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. All input will be made available to the
Board who takes your suggestions to heart. We want this to be a project that enriches your family and enhances our
community. A library you can be proud of. We look forward to hearing from you!