The Southwest Regional Library Project
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Construction continues on the 40,000 square foot Southwest Regional Library located at 9725 Dixie Highway; at Kendall Road near Valley High School. Mayor Greg Fischer, Library Director Craig Buthod, Metro Councilman David Yates, Congressman John Yarmuth, representatives of the Library Foundation, the Library Advisory Commission and a crowd of hundreds, officially broke ground on the project July 2, 2013. The library is expected to open Summer 2014.
This new library is one of three regional libraries included in the Louisville Free Public Library’s Updated Master Plan. The state-of-the-art building will be all on one level for easy access for all members of the community.
At more than twice the size of the current branch, this new resource library will enhance service for nearly 100,000 people in southwestern Jefferson County. Filled with new books and cutting edge technology, the library will also be a community anchor where librarians will help families, children and adults access tools to improve their lives. It will be a destination where community members gather to share ideas. It will be a place that encourages learning and inspires the imagination.
For pictures of the design - click here.
Here are just a few of the exciting features in the new Southwest Library:
- Community meeting rooms
- a central meeting room accommodating groups as large as 100
- a smaller meeting area for groups up to 45 people
- Glass-enclosed study rooms
- A large children's library
- More books (100,000 to be precise)
- "Green,” eco-friendly design
- State-of-the-art technology
- More computers for all ages
- Touch-screen computers
- Self-check out
- A dedicated teen library
- Quiet, cozy places to read
To watch Mayor Fischer's update abd tour of the Southwest Regional Library project on February 17, 2014 - click here.
For pictures of the groundbreaking on July 2, 2013 - click here.