On April 28, over one hundred Oldham County residents pulled on their boots and came together to witness local history. The groundbreaking of the new Goshen Library was a long-anticipated moment—marking the start of the next chapter for library patrons. Among those present were the Library Board of Trustees, Judge Executive David Voegele, Oldham Chamber President David Bizianes, KDLA Regional Consultant Chris Bischoff, and OCPL staff. However, these officials weren’t the only ones eager to dig in: enthusiastic patrons donned hard hats and grabbed golden shovels to play their own part in breaking ground!
This adventure for the OCPL system began with a generous anonymous land donation in late 2021. The new 16,000-square-foot building will bring a much-needed increase in space and accessibility from the library's current 3,000-square-foot space. The building will also welcome an adjoined 1,000-square-foot County Clerk’s Office. Drive-through services, self-checkout stations, a large children’s department, a devoted teen area, and several community meeting rooms of varying sizes are a few of the many features of the new library.
Local participation in the groundbreaking festivities encompasses the heart of the campaign for the new building: “Let’s Grow Together!” Those interested in donating towards the project can give here.
The Oldham County Public Library hopes you will join them to celebrate as they open the doors to the new Goshen Library in the summer of 2024.
The Library would like to thank its project partners: Studio Kremer Architects, Morel Construction Co. LLC, Shrout Tate Wilson Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, Carman: Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, and Civil Engineering, Kentucky County Clerks, and Brown + Kubican: Structural Engineers.