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Architect to complete Trussville library expansion plans

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Gene Melton to sign a contract with Williams Blackstock Architects to complete plans for the future expansion of the Trussville Public Library.

Melton said the completion of the plans should get the city to a point of being able to take the project out to bid.

The Trussville City Council earlier this year authorized Melton to contract with architect Joel Blackstock to prepare an updated cost estimate for the removal of the John C. Yarbrough Community Center to expand the library.

The Trussville Public Library
photo courtesy of Trussville Public Library

Melton said earlier this year that it hadn’t been decided if the neighboring John C. Yarbrough Community Center will be torn down completely. He did say, however, that it would likely be cheaper to tear it down and build a new structure for the library.

There is no timetable for when this project could begin.

Trussville Public Library Director Emily Tish has said an expansion could include a 250-seat auditorium, administrative offices, a Friends of the Library bookstore and meeting rooms, among other things. She said Story Time and other events at the library currently take up space in the center of the library.

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