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Mason City library suggests moving geology archives

August 6, 2018

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A genealogy library in northern Iowa that has served residents for about four decades may need to find a new home by the end of September.

The Globe Gazette reports that discussions of moving the North Central Iowa Genealogical Society’s files from the Mason City Public Library began earlier this year.

Shelly Schmit, who was president of the Mason City Library board until June 30, says the board gave the society timely notice about vacating the space at the library.

The society was asked to vacate by Aug. 1, but that deadline has since been extended to Sept. 30.

It’s unclear why library officials have requested that the society relocate.

Society President Mark Suby says he’s concerned about relocating more than 5,000 items in the collection. He says the group has “absolutely nowhere else to go.”

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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