Madison Library board endorses renovation plan, says it doesn’t want to wait


Concerned delays could be costly and even threaten prospects for a state-of-the-art central library, the Madison Public Library Board on Monday unanimously endorsed a proposal to renovate and expand the existing facility.

The move adds momentum to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz’s push to quickly renovate the 45-year-old library rather than reopen stalled talks with the Fiore Cos. and partners to build a new $37 million library on another site followed by a $50 million private project on the current library property.

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