“The only thing that you absolutely need to know is the location of the library”

Luckily for Aurorans there is only one location to memorize, and everything we’re hearing inside our borders is that it will stay this way for the foreseeable future.

But that’s not the story if you read this Error Banner piece from July 23rd:
http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/5748260-could-stouffville-aurora-newmarket-build-joint-library-/

In this article, a town councilor from Whitchurch-Stouffville is claiming Aurora is “unable to expand its library”.

Unable, or unwilling?

The Aurora Public Library recently underwent a Facility Needs Assessment which it presented to
council on June 23rd. You can watch the presentation here: http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=237&rid=69&sid=3186&gid=235411

It starts at 22:28

As confirmed in The Auroran’s coverage on June 24th:
http://www.newspapers-online.com/auroran/?p=11081 the library has no intentions of creating a satellite location. Instead, its focus is maximizing the centrally located space it already has.

It is certainly strange to read that Whitchurch-Stouffville is proposing a 34,600 square foot facility to be servicing over 55,000 residents in 7 years when absolutely no mention of any “collaborative library service” was discussed in any discussion to do with the recent Facility Needs Assessment.

You don’t need to be Einstein to know that when you’re proposing a library location that would service Aurora, thus requiring approval from Aurora council that you’ll need to run the idea by us first.

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