Recommended Principles for Selecting Facilities Projects

Age and condition of the existing library facility. Condition is a current factor, age would be a new factor.

Population growth. This condition is currently implied in the library's current principle of size, as size is function of population. A measure of need for future projects would be percent of growth from 1980 to 2000 and projected growth to 2020.

The degree to which the existing library facility is inadequate in meeting the needs of the residents in the library service area. Key factors are literacy rate, school test scores, and technology available in schools in the library service area.

Needs of urban and rural areas.

A preference for owning versus leasing libraries.

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