I’ve been working a lot in the rapidly-growing town Kyle, just south of Austin. Kyle’s population has increased almost fivefold since 2000, which means there’s been an increasing demand for services, especially library services, hence the strong local commitment to construction of a new 20,000 square foot library, four times the size of the older building. The library “is the most used city building in Kyle,” according to the Austin American-Statesman. The Kyle City Council gave the project a green light, even though it will cost $500K more than originally targeted. The City considers the library “a must-have,” according to Mayor Lucy Johnson. Construction will start in October and take around a year. According to the Statesman,
The building will feature community rooms to accommodate meetings, as well as special areas for teens and young children, city officials said. Its design will mirror that of the limestone City Hall building constructed four years ago.