The Hales Corners Library is looking for community input as they develop a building plan for future expansion or a new building and will be holding various community focus groups the week of April 17.

The library has recently hired a library building consultant to work with the library's board, staff and community in develop a future plan for the library. As a part of the process, the library is hosting focus groups in order to get valuable community input.

Each focus group will include eight to 12 people and will be held in the Hunt Room in the lower level of the library, 5885 S 116th St.

There is no advance work to do before a session, though the library is asking anyone planning to attend to RSVP by contacting Library Director Pat Laughlin at or 414-529-6150 ext. 20.

The library has scheduled a variety of sessions for the whole Hales Corners community and for specific groups.

Businesses are invited to attend sessions from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on either Wednesday, April 19 or Thursday, April 20.

Parents of young children are invited to attend a session from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 19, and parents of teens are invited to attend a session from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 19.

Library users or program attendees have a specific time slot set for 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

Multiple sessions will be held throughout the week for any member of the community. Two will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. One will be held Friday, April 21 from 2-4 p.m., and one will be held Saturday, April 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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