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Posted on: March 12, 2021

City Breaks Ground on New Braunfels Public Library Westside Branch

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the New Braunfels Public Library Westside Branch project was held this week, marking the beginning of construction on the $5.5 million project that was overwhelmingly approved by voters in the 2019 Bond Election.

The Westside Branch project will expand the library services currently being offered at the Westside Community Center, replacing the 600 sq. ft. room located inside the Westside Community Center with a 8,800 sq. ft. building being built on that same property, located at 2932 I-35 South along the I-35 frontage road. When completed, the new facility will include a program room, study rooms, teen space, a library collection of up to 20,000 items, computers, and a community garden.

“The groundbreaking for the new library branch on the grounds of the Westside Community Center marks the culmination of the dreams of many of the citizens of New Braunfels,” said New Braunfels Public Library Director Gretchen Pruett.  “The library team is excited to watch this new building rise up and they are committed to providing world class library services to the community through this building.”

The project was designed by Komatsu Architecture and the contractor for the project is Stoddard Construction Management. Construction is expected to last approximately one year, weather and other factors permitting, and the current library services offered at the Westside Community Center will continue during construction.  

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