The Indianapolis Public Library will Tuesday break ground on its new Brightwood Branch on the city’s east side. The nearly $6 million facility will replace the existing branch which has been open since 1972.

The new 15,000-square-foot branch is part of several capital improvements listed in the Library’s Strategic Plan through 2022. It will feature modernized spaces for an expanded collection, activities for children and teens, job search assistance, public computer access, and community meeting space.

The Library says the branch will also serve as an anchor for further development in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.

In addition to the groundbreaking, Library officials will make an announcement on new Google technology being made available to the neighborhood involving free Chromebooks and mobile hotspots. 

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