City of Lexington breaks ground on newest public library

The new facility, Marksbury Family Branch will be located at 2185 Versailles Road. 
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The City of Lexington broke ground Tuesday for its newest public library.

The new facility, which is named after the Marksbury family will be located at 2185 Versailles Road near the former Village Branch location. It will include community and study rooms, a dedicated classroom, an outdoor reading area and many other amenities. Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton spoke at Tuesday’s dedication ceremony and says that based on the size she believes the new library will be a huge impact on the city.

“It will draw people, I think from a much wider area. The previous library, the Village Branch was fairly small and the expansion has been needed for quite a long time,” said Gorton.

The library estimates it will serve around 1 million visitors per year.

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