With the new City of Martin Public Library showing significant progress, there are still a few questions the community wants answered.
Former chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin, Dr. Nick Dunagan, stepped up to oversee the project.
Some in the Martin community wonder what will happen to the old library. Dunagan said the city is looking into that but no decisions have been made.
Others want to know what features will be available to the public once construction is finished.
Dunagan said the library will offer many features. Those include but aren't limited to:
- children's library
- teen zone
- study rooms
- computer center
- media editing facility
As a fundraiser, the building sold bricks to be displayed at the main entrance. Dunagan said they sold 514.
"That meant about an additional $50,000. That's money we can use to purchase some equipment for the inside," Dunagan said.
Dunagan also states that he is excited for the opportunity this library will give parents.
The new building is expected to be finished and open to the public mid-summer.
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