Monday, August 30, 2010

Residents Eager for Dallas Branch Library to be Built

Rendering of White Rock Hill branch library

Link to August 30 Dallas Morning News article, "Construction of Far East Dallas library moving forward".

Excerpt:  When Thelma Mims moved into the Buckner Park Apartments, it was a lovely place with swimming pools and play areas. But 25 years later, the complex is pretty grim. She said the pools are closed, the courtyards are barren and young people "gang up" with nothing to do.

Residents say a new city branch library to be built across the street can't open soon enough. Rose Long, who has lived at the apartments for 11 years, already raised her hand as a volunteer.

Construction plans for the $4.2 million White Rock Hills library in Far East Dallas are moving forward, even while city leaders debate cutting library funds for staff and materials to help trim the city budget. That's because the project is funded with voter-approved bond money, said David Darnell, an administrator who oversees library construction

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