The entire community is invited to join civic and neighborhood representatives for the groundbreaking of the new Eagle Branch on Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at the site of the new branch, 3905 Moller Road. Activities will include featured speakers, a groundbreaking ceremony and refreshments.
Construction of the $7.9 million project, to replace the current Eagle Branch at 3325 Lowry Road, will continue through 2018 with an anticipated grand opening in the first quarter of 2019.
Identified in the Library's long-range Strategic Plan to maximize access to services and improve Library visibility on the city's Westside, the Eagle Branch will be a 20,000-square-foot, single-story structure located on 3.66 acres approximately one block north of the intersection of W. 38th Street and N. Moller Road. The branch will feature spaces for books, DVDs and other materials; functional and engaging areas for children, teens and adults; increased access to computers and new technologies; group study rooms and tutoring spaces; and a community meeting room with a 100-person capacity.
The project is funded from bonds approved by the Indianapolis City-County Council with no increase in the Library's current debt service tax rate. The project's architect is Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf of Indianapolis. The construction contractor is Stenz Construction Corporation of Indianapolis.
The Eagle Branch joins already-completed renovations at the Warren, Southport and East Washington branches; future renovations at the Lawrence and Wayne branches; upcoming new branch buildings in Perry Township and at Fort Benjamin Harrison; and planned replacement libraries for the Brightwood and Glendale branches. All projects will be completed by 2022 with the purpose of maximizing accessibility to the Library and its services.
Learn more about the new Eagle Branch.