FENTON (WBNG) – The Fenton Free library is looking to expand.
Local leaders met Wednesday to discuss the project. The library’s board of trustees contracted Delta Engineering, to explore the possibility of adding a 1,500-square-foot addition to the building.
They plan on using that area as a community space and say the expansion will help them keep up with changing times.
"We need to really think about what a library represents," said Korin Spencer, the director of the Fenton Free Library. "One of the biggest things that libraries need to change into or move over into is a community center and that is a big part of why we need more space and more area."
The cost of the expansion would likely come from an assortment of grants and support from local organizations. If approved, officials say construction could begin in 2020.