The Linwood Community Library will move later this year to the former home of the Linwood Cafe.
And, no, food won’t be served.
The real attraction of the new 35,000-square-foot building, which is on Kansas Highway 32, is space.
“It’s really wonderful,” said Bruce Nelson, library board chairman. “It pretty much doubles the space we have.”
Nelson said the building was purchased for $290,000 — with $255,000 financed over 10 years. Capital and general funds that have accumulated through the years will cover remodeling costs.
The library, which serves much of southern Leavenworth County, likely will move next fall, according to Sue Peavy, library director. The library has been in its rented quarters downtown since 1977 and has rented the space since its inception.
The group Friends of the Linwood Library hopes to raise money for a new library sign. The group plans a family bingo night, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Linwood Community Center, 302 Main St.