MONETT, Mo. — Construction is underway on a new public library in Monett.
The Barry Lawrence Regional Library has needed an upgrade for the better part of 20 years. An operating tax levy will fund the $6 million project.
The new facility will have study rooms, a meeting room that will seat 125 people, a kitchen and a teen area.
“We’ll be able to do all sorts of cool and exciting things, so I think just being able to provide this to the community which will actually be, Monett’s our biggest community so this will be our flagship library,” said Gina Milburn — Barry Lawrence Regional Library Director.
The library is expected to be finished by next August.