Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) today applauded Mayor Greg Fischer’s announcement that he will ask Metro Council to approve a $1 Million contribution for the expansion of the St. Matthews Eline Library, located at 3940 Grandview Avenue.  

The Mayor made the announcement in his annual State of the City address. 

“St. Matthews Eline is the highest circulation library in the Louisville Free Public Library system.  It is located in District 9, in space provided by the City of St. Matthews, but is used by residents of a number of Metro Council districts,” Hollander said.

The City of St. Matthews has proposed expanding the building to make more room for the library and it is estimated that it will spend at least $3 Million on the expansion.  Louisville Metro would add $1 Million. 

Hollander said, “I am so happy to see this kind of cooperation between Louisville Metro and the City of St. Matthews, to better serve the citizens we jointly represent.  It is wonderful that St. Matthews and Mayor Rick Tonini took the lead on this investment in lifelong learning, which has long been a focus for me.”

Mayor Fischer’s request for the Louisville Metro investment needs Metro Council approval and will first be considered by the Budget Committee, on which Councilman Hollander serves.