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In continuing to grow the collection, it became clear that a successive set of larger offices wasn't going to be a workable solution. Starting in late 2013 a search for a property that would last was conducted, and in late 2014 a warehouse was found on Goodale Boulevard which might allow for a decent amount of future growth. In late December of 2014, the library purchased the warehouse and proceeded to move there in January of 2015.
With the warehouse came a small side office building, which at the time was mainly a printer's building with a dance collective in the garage. In late 2015 the printers cleared out, and in mid-February of 2016 the dance collective moved out of the garage. This left an approximately 4000 square foot building needing some serious reconstruction to become a partial library and reading room.
With the deconstruction of the main office spaces in early 2016, a two year construction period began on the office building (1199) during which Mowgli learned much about the construction business. Finally in early 2018 the handicapped restroom was completed, the code inspections were cleared, and the certificate of occupancy was issued.
All the furniture currently in the library was either purchased used (either at auction or sale) or picked up off the side of the road. A general preference of wood over metal exists, but in the end there is still metal shelving in use in the non-fiction section of the library.
As part of preservation, a goal of the library is to digitize and preserve the works in their original forms where possible, and to allow local access to these digitized and physical resources. Due to copyright restrictions, the digital forms of works may only be used or accessed at the library itself.
The Library also attempts to collect and preserve old electronic and computing equipment and materials related to old computers. The goal is to rebuild the machines to working order, preserving their history. Some of these rebuilt computers are available for use at the library.
|Thomas Hauser||Dr. Dieter Assor||Lawrence C. "Larry" Smith|
|1949 - 2015||1932 - 2011||1946 - 2017|
|Sally Kobee||Cabot, Catherine, & Carina Dison||James Smith|
|Glenn Cook||The Estate of James Ludwig III||James Landis, Jr.|
|Robert & Juanita Coulson||"Doctor" Bob & Melanie Gilbert||Jennifer Driver|
|Hydy Cates||Allisha Fox||Maryanne Rose Papke|
|Richard Hopkins-Lutz||Andrew K. Weaver||George Bauman (Acorn Bookshop)|
|Loren Kuhlmann||Rich & Arin Komins||Peter Balint|