Photos from Village Branch

Help us build the new Marksbury Family Branch!

We are working to raise $5 million to build the library our community deserves — and we are over 80% of the way there! We need you to help us cross the finish line. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a lasting positive impact on our community.  

 Your donation will support the spaces and programs the new library will bring to the community. Gifts are tax deductible and can be made over a five-year pledge period.  

Thank you for investing in your public library. We can’t wait to welcome you to our grand opening in 2024! 

If you would like to discuss how we can partner to achieve your philanthropic goals, we would be glad to connect and share more information. 

Anne Gay Donworth
Director of Development, Marketing & Communications

Paige Halpin Smith
Development Manager
859-231-5500, ext. 1056

Project Overview

Marksbury Branch Rendering

Since 2004, the Lexington Public Library has operated a small, storefront branch at the corner of Versailles Road and Village Drive in the Cardinal Valley Neighborhood. We are excited to give this neighborhood the library it needs and deserves.  

The former Village Branch library served this diverse community through a network of trusted partners within the Latinx, immigrant, and refugee communities. With trusted partnerships, staff developed programs to address the unique needs of the community, including Homework Help, Spanish-language GED preparation classes, English as a Second Language classes, food service, and assistance with social services. This branch serves as one of the most vital resources in the Cardinal Valley neighborhood. 


The new Marksbury Family Branch will triple the amount of space with a total of 30,000 square feet — plenty of room for more activities and books, services, partnerships, and room to learn! The community desires spaces and programs for youth and teens, access to meeting spaces, and increased greenery along the commercial corridor of Versailles Road. We are proud to invest in this community and hope you will consider joining us. 

Construction Progress