The design process for the new Goshen library is well underway, and patrons and staff alike look forward to the day the new building opens its doors! The 5+ acre parcel of land gifted for the library is located at the intersection of US 42 and HWY 1793, only 1.2 miles from the current Goshen Library. Designs for the new library include a 16,000-square-foot building that adjoins a 1,000-square-foot County Clerk’s Office—a welcomed increase from the Goshen library’s current space of 3,000 square feet. “We’re thrilled that the new building will allow us to not only grow our collection but also create more public gathering spaces for the community,” says Julie Wilson, Library Director.
To help make this project possible, the Oldham County Public Library won a competitive grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives through the Public Library Facility Construction (PLFC) Fund program. This support will benefit the community by providing essential new spaces including a large children’s department, a devoted teen area, and many community meeting rooms of varying sizes.
These new resources will help the library evolve into a fully accessible community center for all Oldham County residents; allowing the library to expand its services through increased programming and community events.
In addition to the sincere thanks offered to the donors, the library would also like to thank Judge Executive David Voegele and Jim Urban, Director of Oldham County Planning and Development, for their help in facilitating the donation and answering the many questions that arose during the process.
“The new building is an exciting step forward, enabling us to provide the services this county deserves in a space they can enjoy,” says Wilson. “These designs represent a vision we’ve been dreaming up for a long time, and we are delighted to finally share them with you.”
Architectural Design: Studio Kremer Architects
Civil and Landscape Design: Carman
Structural Design: Brown & Kubican Structural Engineers
Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electric Design: Shrout Tate Wilson Engineers
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