Eureka Library Needs Explored
Eureka Mayor Kevin Coffey indicates city representatives met with St. Louis County Library officials to discuss possibilities for expanding the local library.
Books may be stacked up to favor Eureka differently in the future. Eureka Mayor Kevin Coffey told the city's planning and zoning commissioners Wednesday evening that city representatives recently had met with St. Louis County Library representatives to discuss the need for a larger local library.
Coffey said county library delegates came to Eureka, and that they even had lunch at Joe Boccardi's restaurant.
"We hope we moved to the three-year spot from the seven- to 10-year spot on the library board's list of locations needing renovation or expansion," said Coffey.
Eureka-Wildwood Patch reported on Nov. 9, 2010, about the overcrowded conditions at the Eureka Hills Branch library, with county library managers stating that they do have a strategic plan but that the Eureka location was No. 11 within the most recent list for those to receive a new library.
The county's library spokesperson subsequently cited various creative ways that their employees were attempting to deal with the high traffic reflected at the Eureka library.
Coffey said options were still in preliminary stages.
The Eureka Hills library is one of 20 branches supported by taxes paid into St. Louis County.
At the same planning and zoning meeting, Coffey also told commissioners that city representatives had been in discussions with St. Louis Community College delegates about possibly becoming a satellite location for the college.