LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock memorial to fallen first responders seemed to have been forgotten, until Wednesday. There had been talk of putting the First Responders Memorial in Jack Stevens Park. But now the abandoned Godeke Library is likely to be bulldozed because of mold, with the library moving into the Barnes & Noble location at Slide and the South Loop. The old Godeke site at 6601 Quaker already has a parking lot, sidewalks, electric lines, water & sewer lines. So, could the memorial be constructed there? Maybe.
"But prior to all of this happening we must have a lease for the Barnes & Noble property for a branch library. So there are several tumblers that have to fall into place," said Lubbock City Councilman Paul R. Beane.
Councilman Beane says the City Manager came up with the idea and the early reaction from Lubbock first responders has been good.
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NewsChannel 11 has learned details about a new location for Godeke library. The library was closed abruptly in late Janaury due to the discovery of mold.