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Town Comes Up With Genius Idea Of Turning Abandoned Walmart Into America’s Largest Library

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!

Town Comes Up With Genius Idea Of Turning Abandoned Walmart Into America’s Largest Library
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I could spend hours in this library!

Town Comes Up With Genius Idea Of Turning Abandoned Walmart Into America’s Largest Library
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They decided to make this Wal-Mart turned library into a more modern building, adding bright colors and fun furniture.

Town Comes Up With Genius Idea Of Turning Abandoned Walmart Into America’s Largest Library
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They even updated the outside landscaping and building’s exterior to match with the modern design inside.

Town Comes Up With Genius Idea Of Turning Abandoned Walmart Into America’s Largest Library
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Inside you’ll find a cafe, a used book store, an auditorium, along with self checkout stations to make it a great experience.

Town Comes Up With Genius Idea Of Turning Abandoned Walmart Into America’s Largest Library
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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.

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