Groundbreaking Ceremony for MLKJ Branch Library

Library Alexandria, Louisiana—The official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library will be Tuesday, October 29 at 10 a.m. Several local officials will participate in the ceremony which is open to the public.

The ceremony is planned on the site of the new location, the 1100 block of Broadway Avenue between Peabody Magnet High School and the Broadway Fire Station.

Low bidders Tudor, Inc. will begin construction in a few weeks after proper permits are obtained. The building is scheduled to complete Summer 2014.

You can keep up with information about the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library on a construction blog on the Rapides Parish Library website

Visit to find out more about the Rapides Parish Library. You can also call 445-2411 for more information about the Library and about donations.

The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central Louisiana. The library consists of a Main Library, 5 urban branches, 4 rural branches, a bookmobile, a van service to the homebound, and a van service to child development centers.