Palm Beach County Genealogical Society – Needs Space

There’s an article in the Palm Beach Post (FL) by Ron Hayes, about the Palm Beach County Genealogical Society and their quest for space – the city is planning for a new “City Center” complex that will hold the city hall and city library. Unfortunately the Palm Beach County Genealogical Society is not a part of their plans (PBCGS’s collection would take up the space the library needs for future expansion), and are going to have to find room somewhere.

Excerpt from the article

Today, the society’s collection totals about 12,000 volumes, with no space provided for them in the floor plans for City Center, the new, $104 million city hall/library complex planned for the northwest corner of Dixie Highway and Clematis Street.

“Officially, at this point, we’re not part of the plan, and we have to make other arrangements,” says Margaret Riddle, who became the society’s president in April…….

In a gesture of respect for the genealogical society’s past relationship with the library, and support for its mission, Smith says that “some components of the genealogy collection could be included (in the new library) but it would be impossible to accommodate the entire library.”

If you have a solution, I’m sure they are more than willing to listen: Palm Beach Genealogical Society’s Website

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