Our New Library: Why Public Libraries Still Matter

This past weekend, our long-awaited new branch library finally opened. We’ve been waiting more than seven years for it to be built. The old branch that it replaces has been closed for many years.

Situated right next to our fire station, it is the new hub for our community here in northeast Greensboro. There were many projects that bumped the library down the city’s “to-do” list over the years, but it is here now.

The grand opening was so well attended, I couldn’t get anywhere near it on its opening day. When I visited on the following day, I saw a 21st century space full of light and open spaces and people.

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