We Build Community

The Christian County Library Foundation's immediate goal is to increase access to library programs and services to all Christian County residents through the expansion of the district.

Sparta

The Foundation's highest priority is to build a library branch in Sparta. This branch will be built from the ground up on land the library currently owns (at 161 Wilson Ct. on Highway 14 east of Dollar General). The building will be approximately 5,000 square feet with room for future expansion.

PROJECT DETAILS

STATUS: Construction expected to begin in just a few years.

BUDGET: $1.1-$1.5 million

ARCHITECT: Sapp Design Architects

CONTRACTOR: Not yet announced

AMENITIES: a community space; separate areas for adults, teens, and children; a drive-thru window; public computers; fax, copy, and scanning machines; and room for future expansion as the community continues to grow

Clever

The existing location will be updated in order to temporarily accommodate the needs of Clever's growing community. After the completion of the Sparta Branch, construction will begin on a new library branch in Clever. This brand new 5,000-square-foot facility will be built on land the library currently owns (located on Veterans Blvd. between Southern Bank and the current library location).

PROJECT DETAILS

STATUS: Updates to the existing location in progress. New construction to begin after the completion of the Sparta Branch.

BUDGET: $1.1-$1.5 million

ARCHITECT: Sapp Design Architects

CONTRACTOR: Not yet announced

AMENITIES: a community space; separate areas for adults, teens, and children; a drive-thru window; public computers; and fax, copy, and scanning machines

Ozark

The original Ozark Branch reopened August 11, 2018, after its first major renovation in nearly 30 years. Located across from the Finley River Park at 1005 N. 4th Ave, the building redesign includes an updated interior and exterior, handicap accessible front doors and restrooms, a drive-thru window, and the addition of a beautiful new children's space that overlooks the park.

PROJECT DETAILS

STATUS: Completed. Reopened to the public August 11, 2018.

BUDGET: $900,000

ARCHITECT: Sapp Design Architects

CONTRACTOR: Nesbitt Construction

AMENITIES: a public meeting room; one private study room; a private space for the local history collection; separate areas for adults, teens, and children; a drive-thru window; public computers; and fax, copy, and scanning machines

Nixa

More than 1,500 people attended the May 19, 2018, grand opening of the first public library in Nixa. This branch is located next to Southern Bank at 208 N. McCroskey St. The highlight of the branch is the children's area, sponsored by the Stanley and Elaine Ball Foundation. The Friends of the Library also provided funds for the shelving in the children's area.

PROJECT DETAILS

STATUS: Completed. Opened to the public May 19, 2018.

BUDGET: $800,000

ARCHITECT: Sapp Design Architects

CONTRACTOR: Nesbitt Construction

AMENITIES: a public meeting room; two private study rooms; separate areas for adults, teens, and children; a drive-thru window; public computers; fax, copy, and scanning machines; and room for future expansion as the community continues to grow