BY LEON WORDEN /SCVNEWS.COM
Officials from the Los Angeles County Public Library have scheduled a community meeting to discuss the selection of a site for a future county library in the Stevenson Ranch area.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Stevenson Ranch Elementary School multipurpose room. The school is located at 25820 Carroll Lane.
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A Stevenson Ranch library is one of four the county intends to build in the Santa Clarita Valley by 2020. New libraries are also planned for Castaic, Placerita Canyon and the future Newhall Ranch community.
The county has collected developer fees for libraries since 1998, and as of a little over a year ago – the last time a Stevenson Ranch library was publicly discussed – the county had about two-thirds of the estimated $18 million cost in the bank.
The price tag includes $3 million for 60,000 square feet of land, $13.6 million for a 15,000-square-foot building and $1.36 million in library materials. Size-wise, it would be on a par with the 17,000-square-foot Jo Anne Darcy Country Library.
Down the road, the county is planning a $43.8 million, 36,000-square-foot library to serve Newhall Ranch – bigger than the city of Santa Clarita’s new, 30,000-square-foot Old Town Newhall Library.
Questions may be directed to the County Library’s North Region office at 661-259-8946. For more information check [this website].
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