The Parkland Library is a Carnegie-built facility from 1899, which was shuttered in the 1980s following budget cuts.
But on Sept. 27, city officials will host a groundbreaking ceremony to signify the beginning of an extensive renovation and expansion project for the historic library.
In a statement, the Louisville Free Public Library described what the enhanced facility will offer:
“Once reopened, Parkland Library will be fully accessible and will return a full array of services to the nearly 5,000 residents of the Parkland neighborhood. Amenities will include library books and materials, computers and printing services, meeting rooms, a makerspace, and more.”
This is the second Carnegie-built library in West Louisville that the city has recently committed to renovating. The previous library is located in the Portland neighborhood, with officials investing over $5.5 million to renovate and expand the space.
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