Groundbreaking held for new East Peoria library

By Audrey Williams

June 19, 2012 Updated Jun 19, 2012 at 10:39 PM CDT

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.

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