Eastside Library Debut

After the Eagle Creek Branch of the Lexington Public Library closes  in February, it will re-open with a  lot more than simply a new name… much more.

Which is the whole point of the move. Eagle Creek has outgrown its space, which doesn’t figure to be a problem at the Eastside Branch at 3000 Blake James Drive at the corner of Palumbo Drive and Man O War Boulevard.

Eastside will be Lexington’s biggest branch at 32,000 square feet, more than double the 15,000 at Eagle Creek.

That means more room for:

• an expanded children’s section

• one large and several small community meeting rooms

• Teen room

• Makerspace for hands-on activities.

The new site will also have a fireplace and the stained glass window from Eagle Creek.

Plus, customers can pick up hold items at the drive-through.

The Grand Opening is set for Tuesday, March 15, starting at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting followed by all-day events, including storytime, kids yoga and crafting in the children’s area.

Other events include yoga for adults, tai chi and  hands-on activities provided by Newton’s Attic in the large meeting room; mosaic and wooden pen workshops in the makerspace; and an all-day book sale with Friends of the Library.

“We’re thrilled for this community to have the space they need,” Eastside Librarian Kelly Lamm said.

“I can’t wait to see how the community uses this space and makes it theirs.”