November 26, 2015

“Texas’ Oldest Library Gets a Facelift”

A collection of 20 photos of the new children’s section in Galveston’s Rosenberg Library (the facility is 109 years old) from the Houston Chronicle.

The library, which was built in 1904 and enjoys the distinction of being the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation, unveils its new children’s section on July 17.

Hurricane Ike’s massive storm surge wiped out the first floor of Galveston’s Rosenberg Library, laying waste to the entire children’s section, “Every book, every poster, every puppet — gone,” said Karen Stanley, head of children’s services.

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See Also: Learn About the History of the Rosenberg Library

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