Voters in the City of Austin will decide whether to approve a bond issue to build a new central public library downtown.

“Like in other cities, we now have chance in Austin to reinvent the central library,” says Loriene Roy, professor of library and information science at the University of Texas and president-elect of the American Library Association. “It can be a point of community pride, a dynamic downtown place everybody can use every day and yet still be something really terrific we leave for the next generation.”

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