NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Officials broke ground on the future home of the Nashville Public Library Monday.  

The expansion will include a study lab for students, meeting rooms, and a space dedicated to children’s learning.

The current library is more than 50-years-old.  

Mayor David Briley says this expansion is only the beginning of a new and imperative development in the Donelson area.  

“We are going to make sure that in the years to come, this is the greatest example in the city of how we can work together to invest community resources, to partner with the private sector and build the kind of neighborhood and city that it is sustainable, makes sense, gets people out of their cars, is walkable, and has a high quality of life.” 

The new branch is expected to open in 2021.  

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