Indy Library to Break Ground on New Branch

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(photo courtesy Indianapolis Public Library) (photo courtesy Indianapolis Public Library)
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The Indianapolis Public Library will Friday break ground on the new $8 million Eagle Branch. The library says the project is part of its long-range strategic plan to boost access to services and improve visibility on Indy’s west side.

The 20,000-square-foot building is expected to open in the first quarter of 2019. It will feature spaces for books, DVDs, and other materials, separate areas for children, teens and adults, increased access to computers and new technologies, group study rooms and tutoring spaces, and a community meeting room that can fit up to 100 people.

The project is being funded with bonds approved by the Indianapolis City-County Council.

The new Eagle Branch is the latest in a series of capital projects being undertaken by the Indianapolis Public Library, including the completed renovations of the Warren, Southport and East Washington branches and future renovations of the Lawrence and Wayne branches. The library is also planning new branches in Perry Township and at Fort Benjamin Harrison, as well as replacement libraries for the Brightwood and Glendale branches.

All of the projects are slated to be complete by 2022. You can learn more about the projects by clicking here.

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