FOUR CORNERS — The public and media representatives are invited to join Lake County officials in celebrating the groundbreaking of Cagan Crossings Community Library on Friday, Oct. 6, at 9:30 a.m.
Located in the Four Corners community, about 16 miles south of Clermont on U.S. Highway 27, the 30,000-square-foot facility will be the first site-built branch library for Lake County. The new two-story library will replace the existing 6,000-square-foot Citrus Ridge County Library located off U.S. Highway 192. Construction is expected to begin in October with project completion expected in about one year.
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved a $7.1 million contract for construction of the library at its Sept. 19 meeting. However, through grant funding from the state ($500,000) and federal ($198,000) governments, a donation from the Cagan family ($302,000) and library impact fees ($500,000), the overall cost for the project is expected to dip to nearly $6 million.
Directions to the ceremony are:
• From Clermont, travel south on U.S. Highway 27 for about 16 miles; turn right on Cagan Crossings Boulevard. Take the first right turn off the roundabout and the site is at the end of the road. Parking is available on the site.
• From Haines City, travel north on U.S. Highway 27 for about 10 miles; turn left at Cagan
Crossings Boulevard. Take the first right turn off the roundabout and the site is at the end of the road. Parking is available on the site.
For more information about the groundbreaking ceremony, call the Lake County Library Services Division at (352) 253-6180.