Firm hired to assess library space needs

NORFOLK - The Norfolk City Council has approved a library space needs study and hired an architectural firm to conduct that study. Part of the process is a citizens survey, available both online and at the library.  Library Director Jessica Chamberlain says the architects will look at how the library is currently used, and how much space that requires.  Chamberlain says the library currently has 87,000 items – but was designed to hold a maximum of 80,000 items. She says computer usage has taken up space that was previously used for quiet research and storage, and library programs are attracting more and more people all the time.  Citizens are urged to go on line to to fill out a survey, or pick up a paper copy at the library or at the city offices.