CLEARWATER - The public is invited to a Friday, Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m. groundbreaking ceremony for the Countryside Library's new facility next to the Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Dr.
The event will proceed on schedule regardless of weather.
The 22,500-square-foot facility that was designed by Harvard Jolly Architects will be built by Ajax Construction of Oldsmar. The $7.1-million price tag will be funded by Penny for Pinellas dollars with additional assistance for furnishings and amenities from the Clearwater Library Foundation.
The current library on State Route 580 will remain open during the construction period. Construction is expected to take about a year.