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Henderson and Blackwell encourage public turnout for next Southwest Regional Library meeting

Friday October 22, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Metro Council members Bob Henderson (D-14) and Rick Blackwell (D-12) are encouraging the public, specifically students, teachers and parents, to come out for a very important meeting on the proposed Southwest Regional Library.

“It is important that everyone know where we are in moving forward with building this new facility,” says Henderson. “The Louisville Free Public Library needs everyone’s input on how this new building can best serve Southwest Jefferson County.”

The next public meeting will be held at the current Southwest Library located at 10375 Dixie Highway in Valley Station.

“This proposed library will be double in size and offer state of the art resources for children and adults,” says Blackwell. “In order to provide that kind of service, library officials need to know what the public would like to see as they move forward.”

Within the last two years, the Metro Council has approved funding to enhance the Louisville Free Public Library System. In 2009, a new library branch at Newburg was opened. This week, ground was broken for the new Fairdale Library. The Shawnee Library is also being expanded in the coming year. The proposed Southwest branch is the next in line for new construction. It will be next to the Meijer Store in the 9900 block of Dixie Highway.

“The Metro Council made a commitment to improve our library facilities and we intend to keep that commitment,” says Henderson. “Library officials need this input to make sure service and resources are provided to the estimated 100,000 people who will be using this new branch.”

For more information about the public meeting, contact the Southwest Library at 933-0029.

Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Bob Henderson (D) 14