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      Oregon Branch Library looks for upgrade input

      It's not that Oregon residents are unhappy with their library, but they're ready for some improvements.

      "I love my library," said Oregon resident Marilyn Cashen. "I just believe it's one of Toledo's best assets and Oregon's best assets along with our zoo and art museum,"

      Branch manager Lisa Green says the library was built in the late 1980's and hasn't seen all of the physical and technological upgrades it needs. That's why HBM Architects, team that specifically works with libraries, met with staff and community members Monday night.

      Residents had the opportunity to through out creative ideas in small, interactive groups, generating pages upon pages of what they'd like to see inside and out. With renovations tentatively set to start next spring, the architects and library staff will work to incorporate the wants and needs of the community. After all of the ideas are reviewed, the architects will generate their designs - at which point they'll present to residents and staff at another public meeting.

      Renovations are tentatively set to begin next spring.

      For additional information, contact the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library at (419) 259-5200 or toledolibrary.org.