After months of planning and meetings, the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library’s new main library branch is coming to fruition with the ground-breaking ceremony scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held in downtown Pine Bluff at the library’s new site on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Main Street.

Pine Bluff voters approved a millage increase in property taxes in 2016 to fund the new main library building and renovate the Watson Chapel branch. The millage increase will also fund projects at the Altheimer, Redfield and White Hall branches.

Pine Bluff Mayor, Shirley Washington, Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System Director, Bobbie Morgan, Kandice Bell, a representative from Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office and Van Tilbury, President & CEO, East Harding Construction, will be in attendance at the ground-breaking ceremony.

East Harding Construction will continue to work closely with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System and the Pine Bluff Construction & Trade Alliance craftsmen to ensure the successful completion of the much anticipated, new Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library’s main branch & the renovation of the Watson Chapel branch.