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Members of the public are invited to learn more about the plans for a new Village Branch facility, hear from the design team, and share their ideas for the new space

Lexington, Kentucky (November 17, 2021) – The Lexington Public Library is hosting an Open House for members of the community to learn about the plans for a new Village Branch Library along the Versailles Road corridor on Friday, November 19th at 4:00pm. Attendees will hear from the architectural design team and library leadership about the preliminary plans and project timeline and are invited to share their ideas for consideration. The new facility will replace the undersized current site with a 26,000-30,000 square foot building to serve the Cardinal Valley/Versailles Road area, commuters in and out of the city, and all of Lexington. The project will be funded through library savings, public bonding, and a capital campaign through the Lexington Public Library Foundation.

The Library is offering two online surveys, drop-in activities at Village Branch, and extensive outreach into the neighboring community in addition to this in-person community forum this Friday, November 19th from 4-5pm at Village Branch (2185 Versailles Road).  Library representatives will also be attending events, festivals, parks, and schools to talk with members of our community. To invite the Library to speak with your group, please contact Anne Donworth at

Online surveys are available in English and Spanish until December 31:

Text survey:

Visual survey:

For more information, please visit the Lexington Public Library’s website at and their social media pages @lexpublib.