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New $11 Million North Huntsville Library/Park underway

People in North Huntsville have nearly 11 million reasons to celebrate. Today Mayor Tommy Battle, community leaders, and major donors took a tour of what will b...

People in North Huntsville have nearly 11 million reasons to celebrate.

Today Mayor Tommy Battle, community leaders, and major donors took a tour of what will be a 19,000 sq ft. library and a park that costs around $11 million dollars.

The library will have a cafe, children’s reading area, and a space for entrepreneurs. North Huntsville Library Campaign Chairperson Kim Caudle-Lewis says this library is hands-on.

“The building does face toward Sparkman Drive here, So it has patrons pull in so they’ll be looking right at the front door,” said Huntsville Director of General Services Ricky Wilkinson.

Crews are currently working on the foundation of the building which is expected to be completed by the spring.

They’re also building Berachah Park. “Right now they’re working on grading of the park areas. So they’ll start with some new sidewalks in the near future,” Wilkinson.

“We’re going to have entertainment for the kids to do as far as learning how to – the summer reading program that’s going on. So there’s several things that we plan to do that are going to help enhance what’s currently being done at the Bessie K. Russell location,” said North Huntsville Library Campaign Chairperson Kim Caudle Lewis.

“It’s something that’s needed and I think this will provide a resource that the community will enjoy and be here for years to come,” added Lewis.

The new city park is also under construction, and will be located next to the library.

Local leaders plan to have a ribbon cutting ceremony after the project is completed in October.

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