Editor’s Note: As the City Council of La Porte City considers the merits of renovating the building at 210 Main Street for use as a public library, questions have been raised about the needs of the current facility. In response to those questions, The Progress Review has gathered the most recent data available from the State Library of Iowa and invites readers to share their opinions on the issue. As the City continues the process of developing a revitalization plan for downtown La Porte City, finding an answer to the library question will help serve as a road map for the future.