A library building committee that has puzzled for years trying to put up a new facility in Kyle is asking the public to attend its Thursday night meeting as a decision draws closer.
The City of Kyle Library Building Committee doesn’t intend to provide for public comment at the meeting, which will take place Thursday, June 12, at Kyle City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
However, the committee hopes to finalize a recommendation on a library site for the city council, which will make the final decision.
The committee will hear and review proposals and possible land sites for a new city library. The city long ago outgrew its present 2,000-square-foot location across from Kyle Elementary School. The city wants to build a new facility of around 15,000 square feet for approximately $4 million, land included.
The committee will consider up to nine possible locations. Downtown advocates have favored placing the facility anywhere from the city square on Center Street to a little further up Burleson Street. The city also has a land donation offered by Barshop & Oles, which owns property on Interstate-35, where Center Street dead ends at the highway.