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Kingman library to undergo $4 million expansion project

May 28, 2018 GMT

KINGMAN — Contractors are being sought to expand the county library in Kingman.

The county is going out for bids for a design-build contract to expand the library.

The budget for the design project will be $400,000 and the budget for the construction will be $3.6 million.

The project would expand the library to about 35,000 square feet.

The existing 15,000-square-foot library, 3269 N. Beverly St., was built in 1985.

A 5,760-square-foot modular building was installed next door in 2007 to house the library’s administration staff.

Kingman’s estimated population is more than 29,000, not counting the North Kingman Butler area.


The library’s needs include space for computer workstations, a child and youth area, adult literacy programs, an auditorium for public meetings, a teen zone, classrooms and an external library campus for Wi-Fi service. There are currently 33 public computers.

Interested design-build contractors have until June 11 to submit bids to the county procurement department.

The county’s $4.2 million expansion project of the county library in Bullhead City tripled its size and turned it into a 31,000-square-foot facility.

The Bullhead City expansion project began in October 2010. Bullhead City’s estimated population is more than 40,000.

The library in Bullhead City now includes a public access computer room, a conference room, separate teen, children and adult sections and a public meeting room with a separate access. There are 85 public computers.

The county library

in Lake Havasu City

is housed in a 32,000-square-foot facility with 73 public computers. The population of Lake Havasu City is estimated at about 54,000.