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.

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