One of the busiest, and smallest, branches of the Louisville Free Public Library is getting a much needed facelift! Thanks to substantial contributions from Metro Councilwoman Mary Woolridge and an appropriation by Shively Mayor Sherry Conner and the Shively city council, the Shively Library will soon boast a new, separate library entrance, more public internet computers, and improved handicap accessibility. The $222,000 project also includes a new family restroom, improved heating and air conditioning systems, new carpets, ceilings and wall finishes.
Entrance modifications to the Library and City Hall will improve ADA accessibility and new landscaping, exterior paving and signage will be included to identify and enhance the library entrance.
Councilwoman Mary Woolridge has committed $150,000 to the project. Those funds will go toward construction costs and outfitting the renovated library. Shively Mayor Sherry Conner and the Shively city council have voted to contribute $50,000. Councilwoman Attica Scott has pledged $10,000 to the project in recognition of the many District 1 residents who use the Shively Library. Councilman Rick Blackwell has pledged $10,000 and Councilwoman Marianne Butler has pledged $2,000 to the project.
The Shively Library will remain closed during construction. The branch is scheduled to re-open in April 2014.
To read more about the project in a recent Courier-Journal article - click here.