Mitchell Park Library can be upgraded as already planned, and expanded modestly by utilizing the space between the library and the community center. Ongoing funding could come from a parcel tax, and state grants could be used for capital improvements. If grants don't materialize or if they are insufficient, perhaps a fund raising drive would raise the money for the limited expansion. I personally would vote for a parcel tax to support library needs on an ongoing basis and would vote for a bond issue for the public safety building.
I am concerned that neither the Library Advisory Commission nor the Council are even discussing the possibility of modestly expanding Mitchell Park Library. Perhaps a survey asking residents which option they prefer (a brand new large building or modest expansion with upgrades) needs to be done before a bond measure is put on a ballot.