Lawrence unveils expanded library; Wichita waits

libraryLawrence residents are thrilled with their newly expanded and renovated public library, which had its grand opening last weekend. The library’s many features include a recording studio, video-editing bays, a performance auditorium, conference rooms and a coffee shop. It also has a “teen zone” that includes large-screen TVs and video game systems. Meanwhile, Wichita’s plan for a new, modern downtown facility to replace the 47-year-old Central Library (in photo) keeps being put off and scaled back. Maybe Wichita City Council members should take a field trip to Lawrence.