The quest for a modern Woodland library is moving forward with the regional library board’s decision to buy a site for the new branch.
Fort Vancouver Regional Library District trustees voted at Monday’s meeting in La Center to purchase property at 828 Goerig St., where the Woodland Funeral Home is located.
Woodland is one of three cities in the Fort Vancouver system where nonprofit Friends of the Library groups have been working to replace outdated community libraries.
The other campaigns are in Ridgefield and Washougal, where they’re still looking for building sites.
The Woodland transaction is scheduled to close Friday. Then, library officials will be able to discuss the planning process in more detail, Jane Higgins, board chairwoman, said Tuesday. The resolution lists a purchase price of $1,001,714.34.