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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Columbia County Rural Library District addresses wheelchair mobility issues


December 5, 2019

Michele Smith

Modifications will be made on the inside of this south facing door of the Delany Room for ease of access for library patrons in wheelchairs. The stairs will be removed, the platform extended and a hybrid type elevator or lift will be installed.

DAYTON—There are issues with wheelchair mobility for some patrons at the Dayton Memorial Library, and Librarian Dusty Waltner is aware and has been concerned about them, she said.

For instance, the wheelchair ramp into the Delany Building is too steep, the restrooms are not fully ADA compliant and the stacks of books on the main floor of the library are too close together for wheelchair access.

In addition, there is no wheelchair access down to the children's library, in the basement.

Waltner explained the need to separate the adults, who wanted quiet, from the children, by moving the chi...

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