Jesse White to attend Galesburg Public Library groundbreaking ceremony

Work continues at the site of the new Galesburg Public Library on West Main Street. An official groundbreaking ceremony is set for April 7 and construction to finish by the end of 2023.

GALESBURG — The Galesburg Public Library invites the public to celebrate the start of construction of the new library by attending the groundbreaking ceremony at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.

The ceremony will be held at the new building construction site on the corner of West Main and South Academy streets. Ceremony speakers include representatives from the library and the Galesburg Public Library Foundation, Mayor Peter Schwartzman and Secretary of State Jesse White.

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Following the ceremony, all are invited to a reception at the current library. The library will provide refreshments, giveaways, and activities for all ages, including a construction activity, “Building Challenge Accepted,” for children, teens, and families. Patrons and families may drop in between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to take part in the fun. Visitors will learn more about the plans for the new building and ways to get involved in the construction project.

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