In May 2021, voters approved the funding for the development of a public library/community center. This $22 million proposition includes the design and construction of a Library with multipurpose recreation, meeting, and classroom space. The facility will be designed with public input administered by the Neighborhood Services Department and seek to implement complementary objectives within the recently adopted Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The facility will be located on the Northeast corner of the municipal campus complex on State Highway 5 / North Powell Parkway.
At the Nov. 9, 2021 City Council meeting, the Anna Community Library Task Force was formed to represent the needs of the community and assist in defining the goals and objectives of the project. The task force will also provide communication between the community and the City Council and raise public awareness and interest in the library project.
In January 2022, the task force started "discovery tours" of libraries to see various amenities, recent renovations, layouts, technology, services and programs offered by regional cities. They'll tour additional facilities in the coming weeks, including in Austin and New Braunfels.
In February, public input meetings were offered to all neighbors to provide their ideas for the project.
From March 4 through April 3, the City is gathering public input via an online survey. Neighbors can submit their feedback online.