April 22, 2014

Texas: Midland County Library System Opening a New and Dramatically Larger Centennial Branch on Saturday

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From MyWestTexas.com:

The new Centennial Library, at approximately 33,000 square feet, is about 30,000 square feet larger than the previous Centennial branch located in the Imperial Shopping Center on Wadley Avenue. This increase will give us the opportunity to provide programming for children and adults, technology and materials that were limited because of lack of space in the previous branch library.

Some of What the New Centennial Library Branch Will Offer Users

Children will be a focus, as they always are, at Centennial with a spectacular activity/storytime room, a hot air balloon to read in, computers, early childhood manipulatives and other surprises.

For the first time in the history of the MCPL, teens have a dedicated space.

Groups of four to 176 people can meet in the library’s collaborative spaces as a way to partner with community organizations, students working on school projects and other individuals looking for a space to meet and work.

For those who seek a more traditional library atmosphere, a quiet reading room with a fireplace is available for reading the newspaper or escaping the hustle and bustle.

Laura Bush and Gen. Tommy Franks will be honored guests at the opening.

Library Director John Trischitti, III Answers Questions About the New Branch

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