Friday, February 08, 2013

Councilman Yates talks about new SW library

Metro Councilman David Yates (D-25) has issued a statement on the new SW Regional Library scheduled for construction this year. His remarks are included below. To see what the library will look like, click HERE.
On Monday, February 4th, Mayor Greg Fischer, Library Director Craig Buthod, and the design team celebrated the unveiling of the design for the new Southwest Regional Library. This 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art Southwest Regional Library will be located in the 9900 block of Dixie Highway next to Meijer.
Groundbreaking will occur in May and the grand opening will be Summer 2014.

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. Here are just a few of the exciting features you asked for the in 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 more then current SW Branch location.
  • “Green “ Eco-friendly design, with State-of –the-art technology-More computers for all ages, 
  • Touch-screen and self-check out.
  • A dedicated teen library, and plenty of, cozy places to read.