A crowd of about 60 people braved the morning chill today to celebrate the beginning of construction for the Middleburg Library expansion project.
Final approval for the effort to double the size of the county’s smallest public library was given Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors.
Attendees included donors, library system representatives, Middleburg Mayor Betsy Davis, a senior vice president from Middleburg Bank—one of the major donors for the project—the president of the Middleburg Community Center, members of the Middleburg Advisory Board and other supporters for the project, according to advisory board president Denis Cotter.
The library expansion is a public-private enterprise in which the advisory board has raised the funds for the construction of the $775,000 project, while the county’s public library system will be responsible for the operating costs and administration of the library.
The library addition will provide expanded Wi-Fi access, meeting space for the first time, and an expanded area for children.
Sully Construction likely will begin work over the next few weeks and a grand opening is envisioned in late September or early October, Cotter said.
For more information or to donate to the project, go to www.middleburgfriends.org.