When going through almost every town in the United States, you are bound to find at least one Wal-Mart. But what happens when a Wal-Mart closes down? Although this doesn’t seem to happen very often, it leaves behind a very large, vacant building. Most cities don’t want to let this type of building just sit there. In McAllen, Texas their Wal-Mart did close their doors leaving a large building vacant. Rather than letting this store just sit there, they did something amazing. Check out the photos below of this Wal-Mart turned library! It’s now the largest single floor library in America! Very impressive!
I could spend hours in this library!
They decided to make this Wal-Mart turned library into a more modern building, adding bright colors and fun furniture.
They even updated the outside landscaping and building’s exterior to match with the modern design inside.
Inside you’ll find a cafe, a used book store, an auditorium, along with self checkout stations to make it a great experience.
Along with the other amenities mentioned, this library also has 64 computer labs, 10 children’s computer labs, 2 genealogy computer labs, 16 public meeting spaces, and 14 public study rooms.
I could definitely spend a lot of time at this library! It’d be so great to go and explore. I am very happy that McAllen,Texas was able to do something with the large building that was left behind.