The city of White House will receive a $100,000 grant from the state to support construction of a new 17,760 square-foot library. The new building will replace a 4,500 square-foot building the library has been sharing with a museum.
The new building, located on property adjacent to the White House City Hall, will feature dedicated spaces for teenagers and younger children, quiet study areas and a computer lab. The museum will expand into the space being vacated in the old building after the library relocates.
“The building the library is currently using was built in 1986,” Senator Ferrell Haile said. “Since that time, the population of White House has quadrupled. That clearly illustrates the need for a new building.”
“I am pleased that this project is moving forward,” said Representative Joshua Evans. “People in White House have been talking about the need for a new library for a long time.”
“This library will offer new amenities that will better serve different parts of our community,” said Representative Courtney Rogers. “I am sure the designated areas for teens and young children will be put to good use – as will the study areas and computer lab.”
“I commend all of the people who have come together to help plan and fund this project,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “I am certain that this new library will be well used by the people of White House and surrounding communities.”