For all my literary friends, I thought you might like to check out something Texas has really done right, and which will have you suddenly itching to visit the Lone Star state: the McAllen Public Library.
Formerly an abandoned WalMart, this city near the U.S./Mexico border is now the proud owner of the largest single-story library in the country. How awesome is that?
I’m really impressed with the space they’ve created in an abandoned WalMart. The article has a “before” picture so you can see how truly huge it is. There are also lots more pix on the library’s SmugMug account here. The library’s official site is available here.
So, who wants to go on a road trip down to visit McAllen and their awesome library?