The library system hosted an open house in Hanna City to talk about its proposed $2.5 million library and how tax payers can help.
The district is eligible for a $1.5 to $1.6 million state grant. But voters must pass a referendum on next month's ballot to use $700,000 in tax dollars for the project. If it doesn't pass, the library system will not get state funding.
The Farmington Area Public Library District is one of 15 downstate libraries eligible for the grant.
Library director, Barbara Love, says the community needs a larger facility and she's hopeful it will pass.
"The best case scenario is there will be a very positive response to the referendum on November 6th, and we'll be breaking ground early fall next year. And within a year and a half, two years, we'll have a new library for the community."
The Farmington Area Public Library District will have two more open houses.
The next meeting will be held Wednesday at Farmington Area Library from 5-7 p.m. The final open house will be Tuesday, October 30 at the Trivoli Fire Station, 18911 W. Farmington Road in Trivoli.