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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.

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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.