We learned that Boise did not want to replace the downtown library, at that time, with a new expensive library.  Personally, I couldn’t understand why we were looking at a new library downtown when parts of the city have poor library access.  I believe at some point a grand library downtown, something to make Boise proud, should be built.  The current library downtown was originally the Salt Lake warehouse, built in the 1940s, which the city purchased in 1973 and remodeled as a library.  But it’s functional and is receiving some renovations this year.