The Milwood Branch of the Austin Public Library is one of the busiest in the city and is bursting at the seams to accommodate an ever growing population in the area. It was never built to its planned size and it shows.
However, there is plenty of land for expansion and the city should prioritize the expansion of this branch into a regional hub for the next bond election. Our part of Austin up north has NO civic space aside from the tiny meeting room at the library, and the creation of full library/cultural center along the lines of the Carver Library is something the residents of our area deserve and have been dreaming about for a decade. A place we can have candidate forums, art exhibits, and enough room for books and meetings.
The residents are ready to help with planning efforts immediately to get things rolling, we just need the city and the Friends of the Library to get onboard and put this on the bond referendum.