Lexington Library To Close Eagle Creek Branch & Expand Nearby

The Lexington Library’s Eagle Creek Branch will close to make way for a new, bigger branch nearby.

The announcement came Wednesday after the Board of Trustees voted to buy a new property at the corner of Palumbo Drive and Man o’ War Boulevard.

The 27,000 square foot building is the former Jaguar Land Rover Dealership.

It reportedly cost the library about $4 million.

The board said the library would pay for the new space and renovations by selling the Eagle Creek property and through private donations to the Lexington Public Library Foundation.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to broaden our services to the community in a cost-effective way,” Director Ann Hammond said. “We want to be good stewards of Lexington’s investment in its libraries.”

The Library Foundation said it would soon kick off a capital campaign soon to raise money for the new branch.

You can also click here to make a contribution by selecting ‘Expansion’ under ‘Program Designation.

The library system said it expected to open the new branch by May of 2015.

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