Officials in the town of Springville are hoping that citizens will not let the weakening economy deter them on Nov. 4 from approving $9.8 million of bonds to replace the increasingly crowded library.

At 8,100 square feet, the library is less than a third of the appropriate size for a town of 30,000 people, says library director Pam Vaughn. If voters approve next week, the bonds will cover most of the $14.1 million cost, with city revenues covering the balance.

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