Speech to Text for Loogootee Library Groundbreaking
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the the loogootee public library has been facing issues for years... the building was running out of space for its services. leaders broke-ground on a new facility today. news 10 bureau chief gary brian was there. he has more on what it'll mean for the library. <"just about a year ago the loogootee public library was approved for a usda loan. that loan worth over one million dollars was meant for a new facilitiy. now construction on that building is moving forward." terri trotter has worked at the loogootee public library for ten years. in that time she has seen the needs from the community change. "i've seen a lot of changes. a lot of good changes. lot's more people. the library is not just for books. we have people who use computers all the time. people who come in to fax or scan papers." the promise of change brought dozens out on a cold thursday. there was a ground breaking on the new facility. "today is just an amazing day. i could hardly sleep last night and i was up at four o'clock. i was just ready to meet the day. the new library will sit in a residential zone. meaning new opportunities within walking distance for many people. "some of those people might come to the library that didn't come to the library before." the library received a 1.1 million dollar loan from the usda. that loan is part of a 17.4 million dollar nationwide investment by the federal government. currently the library has raised one hundred and thirty five thousand dollars towards that loan's down payment. "without library supporters we wouldn't be at where we are today. today the dream becomes a reality." construction on the new building begins monday, march 25th. trotter says she is excited to get to work. "i think it's a tremendous opportunity for us. more books, more programs, a lot more better service." "wagler says construction of the new building should be wrapped up by thanksgiving. in loogootee, gary brian news 10." >