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Supervisors to consider contract for Kingman library expansion

December 3, 2018

KINGMAN — Mohave County supervisors on Monday will look to award a contract to double the size of the library in Kingman.

The supervisors will consider a design-build contract with T.R. Orr to design and expand the library. Five contractors submitted bids for the project.

The cost of the project will be almost $4 million. The project will expand the 15,000-square-foot library at 3269 N. Beverly St., built in 1985, to about 35,000 square feet.

A 5,760-square-foot modular building was installed next to the existing library in 2007 to house the administration staff. Kingman’s estimated population is more than 29,000, not counting the 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 about 33 public computers.

The county’s $4.2 million expansion project of the library in Bullhead City tripled its size and turned it into a 31,000-square-foot facility. That project began in October 2010. Bullhead City’s estimated population is more than 40,000.

The library in Bullhead City included a public access computer room with 85 public computers, a conference room, a separate teen, children and adult section and a public meeting room with separate access.

The county library in Lake Havasu City is housed in a 32,000-square-foot facility with about 73 public computers. That city’s estimated population is 54,000.

The supervisors will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the county administration building, 700 W. Beale St. in Kingman.

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