Construction has begun on the new Parker Library in downtown Parker.
According to the Parker Chronicle, officials from Douglas County Libraries and the Parker Town Council broke ground on the project on May 18.
The new building will feature a family zone on the first floor, which is open to people of all ages and provides a sort of coffeehouse kind of atmosphere. The upper floor will be more traditional, but with a twist, the paper said. There will be outdoor terraces for people to enjoy, too.
The new building will be 43,000 square feet in size (which is about double the size of the current library) and is expected to open in early 2016, the paper said.
This local update courtesy of your Parker Community Expert.