A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Goodwood Main Library will be held behind the site of the current Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., on Oct. 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Speakers will include Mayor-President Kip Holden, District 11 Councilmember Alison Gary, members of the Library Board of Control and Library Director David Farrar.

The new East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library will total 126,000 square feet and was designed by the Library Design Collaborative.

The new Main Library will be on land in Independence Park, almost directly behind its current location. The building is designed to allow seamless integration with Independence Park, and will have a shared plaza with BREC.