Bethany Library Bond
On April 5, 2016, registered voters in Bethany, Oklahoma in the 73008 zip code voted YES for a bond election to pay for a new public library to replace the 52 year old building currently in use.
The Bethany Improvement Foundation created and sponsored the publicity for the vote because the City and City Council are not allowed to publicize a position for or against the bond issue.
With funds from a general obligation bond, the City of Bethany will build a new public library to match the needs, desires and dreams of the community. In nearly triple the space of the 1960s-era building, the new library will improve current programs and features of the library, and provide opportunities for new programs, meet the needs of more people, and impact future generations.
In the News
News 9 - Dana Hertneky Takes Look At New Location Of Bethany Library
News 9 - New Bethany Library Will Open New Chapter For City
News 9 - Bethany Voters Pass Bond For New Library
NewsOK - Bethany voters are set to decide bond proposal to build new library
Features of the New Library
The new 23,000 square foot library will have the following features:
- A 250-person capacity meeting room
- A multi-purpose conference area
- More parking and additional dedicated handicapped spaces
- Larger bathrooms
- Separate children, teen, and adult spaces
- Early childhood literacy area
- Dedicated room for children’s programs
- Drive-up book return
- 28 general-use computers, plus 6 computers for teens, 6 for children
- Private study and quiet reading rooms
- Reading porches
- Media lab/maker space
- Laptop lounge with plenty of seating and tables