Town of Vienna

The following were among actions taken by the Vienna Town Council at its Oct. 15 meeting. For more information, call 255-6330.

PATRICK HENRY LIBRARY -- The council appointed council member Rodger Seeman to relay citizens' complaints about a planned renovation of the Patrick Henry Branch Library to the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees and request a public hearing on the issue.

After Seeman spoke to library board members at their Oct. 17 meeting, a public hearing on the planned building renovation was scheduled for Nov. 10.

The library board is planning an extensive, $2.8 million renovation of the 11,000-square-foot library at 101 Maple Ave., a community library that circulates about as many books as some of the library system's larger, regional libraries. Construction is expected to begin in 1992 and take more than a year. The renovation plans include adding about 6,100 square feet, doing away with most interior walls to allow greater flexibility for rearranging library resources, and connecting the information desks for children and adults, which are currently separated.

Seeman told the library board that many Vienna residents oppose the renovation as planned because it calls for shutting down the library for more than a year and permanently relocating to the adult stacks about 6,000 nonfiction books for children older than the third grade. He asked that the board alter renovation plans to continue library operations during construction and keep the children's collection intact and independent of the adult section.