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City Council to consider relocation of Godeke Library


Southwest Lubbock's only library could soon be moving to a new location.  During Thursday's City Council meeting, members will consider a new lease for the Godeke Library.  

Currently, the Godeke Library rents out a location inside of the shopping center in the 6700 block of Slide. The location costs $25,000 per month and the lease ends in September. The price tag is high, and that's why Mayor Glen Robertson says the council is considering a move to the old Luskey's store off of 50th and Frankford.

"It's a great building, it's not as far south as some people would like, but it's got 77 parking spots and I really feel like it's a good solution," Robertson said.

Robertson says it would take about $100,000 to get the building ready to be a library, including handicap accessible bathrooms. However, the new lease would only cost $6315.00 per month. Over a 5 year period, that price reduction could save the city $1.5 million.

"The savings to the taxpayers is tremendous," Robertson said.

The lease would also give the city a chance to purchase the location toward the end of their 5 year contract. If city council members approve the move, the city would take possession of the old Luskey's building in March and could move in as early as late summer.

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