Plans and Expansion

Updates for the building expansion project:

In February 2016, the Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library Board of Trustees hired Anders Dahlgren of Library Planning Associates, Inc. to conduct a service and space needs assessment for the existing library. To read the final copy of the Library Planning Associates, Inc. service goals and space needs study, click here

On January 9th, 2017, the library board conducted interviews of four architect firms, selecting FEH Design to move forward with the project. FEH Design is located in Dubuque, IA and has an extensive portfolio that includes many library building projects. More information about FEH Design can be found here.

On August 7th, 2018, the City of DeWitt held a special election and passed a $3.5 million dollar bond referendum with 82% favorable vote for the project. In fall of 2018, the library board continues their fundraising efforts to reach the last $2.2 million needed to complete the project.


For information about how to donate to the library expansion project, please click here.


Potential Floor Plan Layout:

Below is a conceptual design of what the possible floor plan would look like. This draft may change as we move into the construction and fundraising phases of the project:

Proposed Library Expansion Floor Plan



Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library

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