The groundbreaking for the Westside Regional Library was held on Friday, March 28th at 10 AM at the library’s future site on Provine Place. Library staff used this happy opportunity to describe the increased size of the Fuhrer Branch’s replacement (about 2 ½ times the size of the current branch), as well as the many new features and services that the new library will have. These include wifi, two new meeting rooms, study rooms and an in-house coffee shop. In addition, moving to this location will finally allow the library to house all of its materials in one location, as well as restore ample parking for customers. With this move, children’s programming will be returned to the library. The Library is realizing its long-time goal of developing a regional facility that is in the heart of a rapidly growing area of Alexandria and the Parish. It will be easily reached by Fuhrer’s immediate neighbors, as well as residents in the burgeoning Highway 28W corridor.Police Juror Steve Coco Welcomes the Attendees
Preparing to Dig!
Left to right: Steve, Rogge, Library Director, Fran Davis, Chuck Fowler, AlexandriaCity Council, Diane Lawton, Rapides Parish Library Board of Control, Karen Gipson, Co-Manager, Westside Regional Library, Tammy DiBartolo, Co-Manager, Westside Regional Library.
Staff of the New Library Gather Around the Plans!
Left to right:
Lacey Fletcher, Circulation Clerk, Yolanda Skinner, Youth Services, Karen Gipson, Co-Manager, Westside Regional Library, Joy Luttrell, Circulation Clerk, Susan Baker, Preschool Outreach Manager, Tammy DiBartolo, Co-Manager, Westside Regional Library, Laura-Ellen Ayres, Assistant Director for Direct Services
Director Steve Rogge Gives an Interview
Contractors and Architects Look On