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The City of Maitland will host four opportunities Wednesday and Thursday for you to provide your ideas about a new public library. Two open sessions will be at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Maitland City Hall, 1776 Independence Lane. City representatives will present information about a modern new library that is proposed to replace the existing city facility, which originally opened more than a century ago on South Maitland Avenue. Interactive discussions will encourage participants to provide input into the design of the proposed library. Register online for two additional work sessions at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at City Hall. These smaller meetings will create different work groups to discuss specific ideas regarding architecture, rooms, seating, technology, services and other features.Register here.Refreshments will be provided. Discussions on each day will cover the same material. Input provided during the meetings will be incorporated into design proposals for the new library.Maitland’s historic library building at 501 S. Maitland Ave. opened in 1907. Building additions were created in 1959, 1972 and 1989. The small property limits additional building expansion, and the age of the facility creates challenges for many other renovations. Repairs have grown increasingly expensive.In 2018, a city assessment led to considerations to build a new library. City Council members looked at different downtown locations before proposing Quinn Strong Park – a three-acre recreational area at 345 S. Maitland Ave. that is adjacent to the existing library as well as the Art & History Museums of Maitland and the Maitland Senior Center.The next step is to create an architectural design to determine the size and cost if the new library construction is later approved by the city. For more information about the library project, visit the city website at www.itsmymaitland.com or call (407) 539-6223.