Monday, July 9, 2012
A New Public Library in Troy, Alabama
Troy library set to open Thursday. (Montgomery Advertiser, 7/8/2012)
Excerpt: The facility will provide 24,000 square feet of space for visitors who will be able to use sound-proof study rooms for tutoring and a computer lab as well as a multipurpose meeting room that includes audio-visual technology. <
Reeves said revenue sources for the new library will come from the city’s general fund “and no new taxes will be used.” <
“What has been built is much more than a traditional book facility,” Reeves said. “There has been great interest in a new library for the downtown area, and we can’t wait for our new one to open.”
Troy was one of thousands of small towns around America that benefited from a Carnegie Library, named for philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, between 1883 and 1929.