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New Alta Branch Library gets go-ahead

Readers in Alta received some good news last week (from a press release):

On Jan. 22, Teton County Commissioners’ voted to purchase land in Alta to relocate the Alta Branch Library. The County will purchase a 1.5 acre parcel from St. Francis of the Tetons Episcopal Church. The parcel is situated at the northern boundary of the church’s land.

“We are thrilled with the County Commissioners’ decision to secure an ideal location for the Alta Branch,” said Deb Adams, Teton County Library director. “The site is at the heart of the Alta community, adjacent to the school and church.”

Now that the land purchase has been approved, the next step for the library will be to work with the County Commissioners to determine funding for the building, parking and grounds. A future workshop will be scheduled with the commissioners to discuss cost estimates and begin the county building approval process. In the initial workshop, library leaders will present a recommendation for a 2,000-square-foot building, including 1,500 square feet to accommodate library services and a 500-square-foot area for community meeting space.

The Alta Branch Library is housed in a classroom in the Alta Elementary School through a cooperative agreement with the Teton County School District.

Find out more about the Alta Branch Library at its website at http://tclib.org/alta/index.php.

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