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SCF to break ground on library

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Building the new library and learning center at State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota will officially get underway next week.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 9 a.m. Oct. 3, next to SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center.

The groundbreaking ceremony is set to take about one hour with a welcome and opening remarks. A reception will follow.

The 64,000-square-foot library will be under construction through 2017 with an expected completion date of January 2018. The Florida Legislature approved the project and set aside $17.68 million for building this important community resource. The SCF Foundation is working to raise more than $1 million for equipment and furnishings.