Groundbreaking ceremony to be held Monday for the new, Lewis Library


August 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new library will take place Monday afternoon, in Lewis. An official with USDA Rural Development will be on hand for the event, which is set to begin at 4-p.m., Monday, August 29th.

USDA Rural Development is assisting the project with grant funds totaling $187,250. The funds are being awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $550,000 and should be completed in the spring of 2012.

The new, future library, which is located just east of the Lewis City Hall, will replace the current building that was built in the late 1800’s, and does not have adequate space for the services offered by the library. The current facility is also not handicap accessible.