EAST PEORIA, Ill -- After 10 years in the making, heads of the Fondulac Library District broke ground Tuesday on their new state-of-the-art 32,000 square foot library.
Both the city of East Peoria and the Library district have partnered on this project.
In 2009 citizens approved a $7 million referendum to make the new library possible.
Director of the Fondulac district library, Amy Falasz-Peterson said the building will be a great addition to the new downtown.
"These days libraries are much more than books. We offer computer public access and have a wide variety of e-resources. This allows us to better fill the needs of our community," said Falasz-Peterson.
The new library is expected to open in fall of 2013.