Children shoveled dirt from the ground Tuesday morning, marking the ceremonial start of construction on a new 17,200-square-foot library branch in Whiteland.
Construction had actually already started on the new Clark Pleasant branch of the Johnson County Public Library, which was years in the making. Plans are to open the new branch and move early next year, officials said Tuesday.
The $8.8 million library will sit between Brier Hill Drive and Clearwater Boulevard just east of U.S. 31, about 1.5 miles from the current branch on Tracy Road in New Whiteland.
The groundbreaking was largely ceremonial, as construction crews arrived…