Library On Popps Ferry Road Will Nearly Double In Size

A bigger library is in the works for Popps Ferry Road in Biloxi.

The city has budgeted $300,000 to expand the Margaret Sherry library. That will be matched with a $300,000 grant from the Mississippi Library Commission.

Library director Bob Lipscomb says adding 6,500 square feet will almost double the building's size. There will be more room for research materials, books and a larger area for children's programs.

Lipscomb says construction should start by late fall and take almost a year to finish.