After 13 years of fundraising events and donations, members of the Lampasas Library Foundation were finally able to raise enough money to renovate the library and watch the fruit of their labors Thursday.

Residents and foundation members watched as contractors broke ground on the new library renovations Thursday afternoon. Community members contributed $200,000 to help create an additional 700 square feet of space, update computers and repair parts of the existing structure.

“We had a vision 13 years ago,” said Judy Lansford, the president of the foundation.

She said the foundation was created to support the library, especially after it saw its government funding cut: “It’s such a big thing, because now after 13 years the foundation has raised the money to do this work.”

Contact Courtney Griffin at cgriffin@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7559

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