While looking through my Facebook feed today, I came across an article shared by a classmate from UT. It seems an abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas has been re-modeled and turned into the largest single floor public library in the nation. Very impressive if you ask me. The library is sleek and modern, with facilities and offerings to rival the biggest multi floor city libraries.
The article brings up the point that there are large, abandoned big box stores across the nation that could be converted to libraries in areas that need them. After all, it’s a lot easier to convert a building that already exists than to start from scratch. I think it’s a wonderful idea really.
The article, which features pictures and other details, can be read here.