The Lake Travis Community Library District announced the opening of a second library at 21209 Hwy. 71, Spicewood, in a press release Jan. 13.

The new library will open within the year and will be built at the site of the former Spicewood restaurant Pizzeria Casa Nostra.

The 5,000-square-foot building will be called Lake Travis Community Library West and will “provide essential library access for the ever-growing population of Bee Creek, Briarcliff, Rough Hollow, Spicewood and Travis Settlement, as well as the Sweetwater and West Cypress Hills developments,” the press release said.

The library district saw a need for a new library due to the popularity of the book mobile, a mobile library Lake Travis Community Library offers with books, audiobooks, movies and TV shows for children and adults, according to the website.

The new library will provide access to materials including books, audiobooks, DVDs, Chromebooks and mobile Wi-Fi hot spots, the press release said.

“We will provide story times, book clubs, educational lectures, classes and, of course, materials to check out for all ages,” Library Director Morgan McMillian said. “Much like our bustling Lakeway location, we plan to offer a variety of programs like our popular one-on-one tech coaching, vibrant live music, exercise classes such as yoga, social and interactive games such as chess.”

There will also be a notary public and proctor, printing services, technology assistance and interlibrary loans, a service that allows guests to access books not available in the library’s collection.

“We are eager to expand our services to the western part of our library district,” McMillian said. “Children and families will now have the opportunity to regularly

visit a library close to home. Our hope is that the library’s enriching environment will encourage our youngest generation to become lifelong learners and readers.”

Community members are also encouraged to complete an online survey for the west location. The survey can be accessed online at here.

The Lake Travis Community Library has one location at 1938 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway.