Apr 21, 2022 Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library breaks ground on new Whitestown Branch
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library officials were joined by local government representatives and community residents Tuesday, April 12 to break ground for construction of a new branch located at 6310 E. Albert S. White Blvd. in Whitestown. The branch will be the library’s second location and is expected to be completed sometime next summer.
“This is an historic event,” said Worth Township Trustee Jim Baldwin. “Not only will it provide the obvious benefit of a brick-and-mortar library for our children and our children’s children, but it will also provide a place for people to meet, numerous programs for people of all ages and valuable resources for everyone in our community.”
The Worth Township Advisory Board voted to allow HMMPL to provide service to residents in August 2020, which expanded the library’s service area to include three townships, Eagle, Union, and Worth, which encompass both Whitestown and Zionsville.
HMMPL Board President Monty Korte noted the cooperation and support from leadership of both communities saying, “It is a wonderful feeling to know that this project is not only needed, but also wanted and supported on so many levels. This building will be a great example of our two communities working together to meet the needs of residents.”
Local residents joined Library staff and Board members, Whitestown and Zionsville Town Council members, Parks Department representatives and Worth Township Advisory Board members for the historical event. Once open, the HMMPL branch will offer services and programs for all Whitestown and Zionsville residents and visitors.
“The library worked hard to get this project in front of the community so we could incorporate their feedback throughout the design, said Sally Meyer of krM Architecture. “It has been exciting to see the special spirit of advocacy built around this project by all its participants up to this point. Everyone is looking forward to seeing that transferred over into construction.”
More information about the project can be found on the expansion tab at HMMPL.org.
Below: The members of the Worth Township Advisory Board voted in August 2020 to accept library service from Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library (HMMPL) for their residents. Board members and the Trustee where on hand for the HMMPL Whitestown Branch groundbreaking ceremony April 12, 2022. R – L: Jim Baldwin, Worth Township Trustee; Mike Hancock, Worth Township Advisory Board Secretary; Andrew Heffner, Worth Township Advisory Board President; Anne Bohm, Worth Township Advisory Board member.
Below: Representatives from the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library (HMMPL), Whitestown and Zionsville Town Councils, SCS Construction and krM Architecture get ready to break ground on the library’s second location and new branch in Whitestown, Indiana, April 12, 2022. R – L: Jamia Alexander Ball, HMMPL Whitestown Branch Manager; Sarah Moore, HMMPL Executive Director; Monty Korte, HMMPL Board President; Clinton Bohm, Whitestown Town Council President; Jason Plunkett, Zionsville Town Council President; Taylor
Below: Clinton Bohm, Whitestown Town Council President, and Jason Plunkett, Zionsville Town Council President, together mark the groundbreaking for the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library’s second location in Whitestown.
Below: Jamia Alexander Ball, HMMPL Whitestown Branch Manager, Zionsville Town Council Representative Alex Choi (At-Large), Zionsville Town Council President Jason Plunkett (District 2), Zionsville Town Council Representative Craig Melton (District 3), HMMPL Board President Monty Korte and HMMPL Executive Director Sarah Moore.
Whitestown Parks and Rec Operations Manager Dominic Cornett, Communications Manager Kim Heffner, Town Council President Clinton Bohm, Parks Director Savannah Solgere and Director of Operations and Economic Development Nathan Messer.
The Worth Township Advisory Group has helped guide and engage the community in the planning process. Below are members: Jon Nixon, Cheryl Hancock, Sharon Walker, HMMPL Executive Director Sarah Moore, HMMPL Board Member Molly Hanlon and Worth Township Trustee Jim Baldwin.
Below: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library staff discuss the day’s events during the official groundbreaking event April 12 for the library’s second location, the Whitestown Branch in Whitestown, Indiana. R – L: Joey Houston, HMMPL Assistant Director of Public Services; Patricia VanArsdale, Assistant Department Head of the Teen and Adult Department; Kelli Brooks, Youth Department Head.