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New Winter Park library could be built at MLK Park site

New Winter Park library could be built at MLK Park site

Winter Park's new library could be the centerpiece of a lakefront complex in Martin Luther King Jr. Park. A task force recommended the MLK Park site in a 197-page report that was unanimously accepted by the City Commission this week — though several steps still remain until a decision is made. If approved, the new 50,000-square-foot library would significantly expand the size of the current 32,000-square-foot building on New England Avenue, which opened in 1979 and was expanded to a third floor in 1995. According to the report, more than 11,000 cardholders actively use the library each year, about a third of the city's population, and each day an average of 650...

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