JACKSONVILLE, Texas – After seven months without a library, Jacksonville residents flocked downtown to greet a new ward.
“We wanted to bring the library back downtown,” said Trina Stidham, director of the Jacksonville Public Library. “We wanted to help revitalize downtown Jacksonville.”
With a quick ribbon cut, the Jacksonville Public Library opened at the Norman Center. People flocked to see their former community center turned into a state-of-the-art library. With new features like gig-speed Wi-Fi and plenty of seating and reading opportunities, the new facility drew rave reviews.
The new building has a number of meeting rooms as well as plenty of comfortable reading areas and publicly accessible computers.