The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is planning the addition of a new library in Logan Lake.

Another library is slated for Cache Creek to be built at the same time, costing an estimated $1 million for both.

The build is at the request-for-proposal stage, said Sukh Gill, chief administrative officer for the TNRD. “[This is] using a single design and build contract. It is anticipated that construction of both libraries will proceed at the same time.”

The Logan Lake Library is designed as a two-story structure measuring approximately 2,600 square feet, with an additional 400 square feet at the bottom. The basement will house heating venting, air conditioning and storage.

“We may also rent that space out,” said Kevin Kierans, director of libraries for the TNRD.

The library will be accessed by Chartrand Ave.

Logan Lake residents currently go to the library at the Logan Lake Mall, Kierans said.

That library is approximately 2,000 square feet. The district rents the space, so they will save money by establishing their own location.

It is designed to include a daylight basement and construction is expected on a sloping rearward lot.

The design sets out plans that will accommodate top and bottom access from two separate streets.

The building is designed to include exterior plank sliding. A skylight and vaulted ceiling is also planned.

The entire land area for the Cache Creek library is 1,600 square feet.

Any business interested in providing design and building the libraries is encouraged to view the request for proposal documents at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca.

The TNRD runs 13 libraries.

People can sign a book out of any library and return it to any of the 13 locations.