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Lewis residents seek to create town library

— A special meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, to talk about the potential creation of a library in the town of Lewis.

“We went through the comprehensive plan committee meetings and the idea of a library in town was one of the main topics that came up,” Kathy Linker said. “We decided to put a meeting together to further the discussion on what we need to do.”

Linker said that previously, the town was using the services provided by the Clinton-Franklin-Essex County Library System’s Bookmobile for library needs. However, when that program was ended by the organization, it left a void for library services within the town.

“Once we no longer had the Bookmobile, people started to talk about how nice it would be to have our own library to go to,” Linker said. “We want to now start kicking that process off.”

Linker said that ideas so far have ranged from using bookshelves at the town hall to finding a building that would loan space for the facility.

“We are hoping to find some space,” Linker said. “There is a long process that we will have to go through that we are just beginning, but space is one of the key issues.”

The Oct. 24 meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Lewis Congregational Church Parish Hall. There will be refreshments served.

“We are just looking for people to come with their ideas and make this into a brainstorming session,” Linker said.

For more information, call 873-6493 or 873-6593.

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