Private donations fuel new library, town square

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Stanley Town Square

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Updated Monday, May 13 at 6:43 PM

Stanley, Idaho -- Stanley is seeing an economic boon with new businesses and new construction. Downtown now has the new Stanley Town Square.

The new construction is inspired by the success of the renovation of the Stanley Hotel along with other projects.

The land was donated by the Niece family which has lived in the Stanley area for decades.

The Stanley Town Square will feature a mix of retail, apartment, vacation rentals and a new restaurant.

It's the largest investment in commercial infrastructure since casino mogul Bill Harrah came to town in the 70's.
 
The entire project is scheduled to be completed by July 1st.

The library is part of this new development and opened in January after $590,000 was raised by private donations and grants.

There are brand new Apple computers and more books than ever.

Head Librarian Jane Somerville has been with the library since the 90's. She says she is in awe of the library every day she comes to work.

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