Nampa Mayor Tom Dale invites the community to attend the Library Square groundbreaking, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7.
Demolition crews recently cleared an entire block between 11th and 12th avenues and 2nd and 3rd streets to make way for Library Square.
In addition to a new city library, the $23 million project includes a three-story parking garage and office and retail space. A public plaza will have a water feature, landscaping, public art and seating.
Construction is expected to take about 18 months to complete.
The Library is incorporating a special story time as part of groundbreaking event. Children will meet at the current library at 10 a.m. and will walk together to the groundbreaking site. Just before the dirt is turned, Mayor Dale will read the children a short story. Following the groundbreaking, there will be refreshments, including cookies and milk for the children. Story time will continue with the opportunity for the children to participate in a song and play with toy construction equipment in a designated sand pile.
There will be two entrances to the groundbreaking area, one on 2nd Street South and one on 3rd Street South.
Parking is available at Crossroads Church at the corner of 10th Avenue South and 3rd Street South; the parking lot on the south side of 3rd Street South and 13th Avenue South, and at the library parking lot at 2nd Street South and 10th Avenue South.