Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was on hand Tuesday morning for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Bellevue Library.
The new branch will be located adjacent to Bellevue Middle School near the intersection of Colice Jeanne Road and Baugh Road off Harding Pike.
At 25,000 square feet, the library will be nearly five times larger than the current library on Colice Jeanne Road, which was built in 1984.
A new library at one time was among redevelopment plans for the Bellevue Center Mall, which, with the exception of Sears, sits empty on Highway 70S just a few miles away.
A community fundraiser for the library will be held next month.
The inaugural Taste of Bellevue will take place November 2 in front of the old mall off Interstate 40.
Local restaurants will be on hand offering food samples. There will also be children's activities and live entertainment.
Advance tickets are $18 for adults; $8 for children aged 5-12. Children four and under are free. Family tickets, good for three adults and up to three children, are also available for $40.
Click here to purchase tickets online or call 615-347-7544.
A Taste of Bellevue begins at 4 p.m.
Read more about the event here.