It’s been over a decade in the making, but Linden, Texas finally has a library.
A grand opening is set for later this week for the new facility, which is located in a renovated home on South Main Street. The house was built in 1924 and was donated to house the library.
The new library features free wifi access, as well. Community leaders said they are still accepting books for youth and children, but they want to remind everyone that the library is more than about books.
Main Street Manager Allie Anderson said, “Especially in a low income community, a rural community, libraries play a very important function civically. Free internet, access to job sights, access to Microsoft Word to be able to write a resume or you know free programs for kids who maybe don’t have internet or access to books at home.”
The grand opening is set for Friday. A reception is planned for 5pm where folks can sign up for a library card.