Drawing showing the design of the new Southwest Regional Branch Library.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Residents in the Pleasure Ridge Park, Valley Station and Kosmosdale areas are another step closer to being able to do some reading at the biggest branch library in Louisville.
At a meeting held at the current library, a design team unveiled the plans for the new Southwest Regional Library. The $13 million project will feature more than 100,000 books, a teen center and a large children's room.
$9.5 million is coming from Louisville Metro Government and $3.5 million is coming from the Library Foundation.
"Today we've showed how beautiful this thing really is going to be and it's going to be a gem for southwest Louisville," said Craig Buthod, director the Louisville Public Library.
Buthod said the new library will be modern, equipped with lots of computers and books, and will have huge children's library. The facility will also have 100 dedicated spaces for parking.
The new Southwest Regional Library will cover 40,000 square feet on four acres along Dixie Highway. It will replace the current facility located just south of Valley High School that is being rented.
The library will be one of three regional libraries planned for the city.