Library expansion groundbreaking still on for March 2

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

A groundbreaking for the Fayetteville Public Library’s expansion will take place despite a wet weather forecast.

The event, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, will be held under a large tent with heaters, according to library officials. It will take place on the south side of the library near the construction site. Attendees should park in the library’s parking deck, by entering from Mountain Street, and proceed to the lowest level where volunteers will direct them to the groundbreaking site.

The event is held in conjunction with Read Across America Day. Senator John Boozman, Congressman Steve Womack and Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan are scheduled to attend.

Coffee and donuts will be available for those in attendance.

After the groundbreaking event, attendees will be guided to the children’s library to participate in a Read Across America celebration honoring Dr. Seuss’s birthday.