Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Library for the People

I first want to point out that I simply love this building from the outside. The vintage look of the brick is really lovely and the large windows make it all the more inviting. And inviting it should be, as this is the new public library in Gentry, Arkansas. Gentry citizens (numbering around 2,465) voted for a sales tax increase to fund the transformation of this once vacant storefront into a much needed public library for the town. Architect Marlon Blackwell designed the 12,000 sq.ft. space. In a time of library space downturn, it's nice to know that there are still people out there that want to continue to instill the importance of a good book. Check out Gentry Library for more information. Photo by Timothy Hursley.

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