Yesterday was a vote in the Town of Irondequoit for a bond to be issued to build a new library. The bond passed with 3651 yes votes to 2033. The bond is the first step in combining the two small libraries in Irondequoit into one much larger one that will be built on the corner of Titus Ave. and Kings Highway next to the Irondequoit Town Hall. The existing libraries date back to the early 1960s and both needed some renovations if the bond had not passed.
The library bond will add $29 per year for property assessed at $100,000. The total bond will not exceed $13 million.
The new 60,000 square foot library will have more space for books, computer access, public meetings, and parking. The final design of the building still needs to be approved. Irondequoit also hopes to get donations to furnish the new library. They expect to break ground in spring of 2014.