Baton Rouge Library May Buy Building

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Baton Rouge Library Board plans to take a proposal to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council to spend $1.15 million on a building to house some of its operations.

         The Advocate’s Andrea Gallo reports the board wants to buy a building at 3434 North Blvd. to use as an outreach services facility.

         Based there would be three bookmobiles, recycled books and collections that have cyclical demand.

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         Officials say the building also would be used for employee training and would house some technical equipment.

         About 15 employees would be stationed there.

         The board tried to buy a different building for the outreach center late in 2013, but another bidder leased the site before the Metro Council approved the board's proposal to purchase it.

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