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Welcome to the Neighborhood: Lexington Public Library gets new branch on Palumbo

One door closes, another door opens.

The Lexington Public Library at Eagle Creek off Richmond Road closed its doors for the last time on Friday, February 26. (Holds for Eagle Creek customers may be picked up at the Tates Creek Branch until the new Eastside branch opens on Palumbo.)

The Lexington Public Library’s newest branch will open its doors to the public for the first time at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the corner of Palumbo Drive and Man O’ War at 3000 Blake James Drive (in the spot once occupied by a Land Rover dealership).

Ann Hammond, executive director of the Lexington Public Library, says “We’re happy that we were able to repurpose an existing building to expand our services to the Hamburg area while still remaining convenient for our current Eagle Creek customer base…The new Eastside Branch will be a model of a modern library, with plenty of materials, plenty of places to read, learn, create and meet your neighbors.”

pg05JMarch2016 (1)The grand opening of the Eastside Branch, at the corner of Palumbo Drive and Man o’ War Boulevard, will begin with a ribbon cutting followed by live music, workshops, and other special programs for adults and children throughout the day.

At about 32,000 square feet, the new branch will be the Lexington Public Library’s largest branch library. It will include a drive-through window for pickup of holds, an expanded children’s area, a teen space, a large meeting room, study rooms and a makerspace for hands-on workshops and creating.

The larger space—Eagle Creek is a 15,000-square-foot building—also will allow an increase in the number books and other materials.

NEW AMENITIES at the New Space include:

-Drive-thru to pick up holds and drop off returns

-fireplace

-collaborative space

-expanded children’s area

-cozy teen space

-wide array of meeting and study room

This article also appears on page 5 of the March 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. 

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