The final chapter?

Subtitle: Shreve suggests shuttering Walkersville library
Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Pete McCarthy and Courtney Pomeroy
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Date Published: 03/02/2012

Building a new library in Walkersville would put Frederick County on the hook for a $6.1 million tab, and at least one county commissioner is asking whether there is a cheaper alternative. Commissioner Billy Shreve has proposed dropping the new construction and merging the town’s Frederick County Public Libraries branch with the Walkersville Middle School library. “My thought is why not just expand the library in the school,” Shreve said Thursday. “One of the things we have to look at in these budget times is how we spend taxpayer dollars.” The commissioners are reviewing the five-year Capital Improvements Plan — a document that outlines future construction projects for the county. Building a 15,250-square-foot library does not sound like a priority, Shreve said.