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LFPL News Release: Middletown

SAVE THE DATE: Library announces opening for new Middletown branch

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 24, 2021) – Nearly one year after closing in the old East Government Center, the Middletown Library is a step closer to opening in its new home. Louisville Free Public Library officials announced today an expected grand opening date of Monday, November 15 at their new location, 12556 Shelbyville Road.

This existing Middletown-owned building has been undergoing an extensive renovation over the last nine months, led by the library design team, Sullivan Cozart, and JRA Architects. The lease agreement brokered between leaders of Louisville Metro and the City of Middletown, provides use of the building rent-free. Louisville Metro will fund all operating costs, including staff and utilities.

Once completed, the new 5,200 square-foot library will house more than 25,000 books and materials, and provide access to computers and free Wi-Fi. The branch will also include comfortable spaces for reading and studying, a meeting room, a children’s area, and a separate teen space.

More information on the Middletown Library Grand Opening will be announced soon. Check the Library’s website,, and social media for updates.

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