At our last meeting, our member, Jody Close, who is president of the Friends of the Library, told us a little about the friends, and gave us the history of the Cooper Memorial Library and then led us through drawings of what the new library at the lake-Sumter Community College will look like.
There will be about 10 times the space that we are now confined in. There will be a children's room glassed off from the rest of the library and a similar teens room. There will be a computer room, smaller romms for small meetings, a larger conference room and, of special consideration, a room for Special Collections. That could mean a Florida Collection, a Genealogy Collection or both. For $50,000 a person or group could step forward and have it named the Pastfinder Room.