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By Emily Temple:

"Last week, the internet went crazy for an abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas, that was recently converted into the country’s largest single story library, winning its category in the 2012 Library Interior Design Competition in the process. Inspired, we went on the hunt for other libraries that were born from unused and abandoned structures, from the large (drill halls and supermarkets) to the small (phone booths and shipping containers). After all, what better way to recycle just about anything than to turn it into a center for knowledge?"

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The Town that Turned Its Walmart into a Library - TIME

The Town that Turned Its Walmart into a Library - TIME | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

After the superstore changed locations, this Texas town turned the space into a 124,500 square foot library.
By AMY FRIEDMAN

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/07/09/the-town-that-turned-its-walmart-into-a-library/#ixzz206sRb0dO

 

"Have you ever walked into a Super Wal-Mart, looked around at the warehouse full of everything you could ever need and thought, “Wow, I'd really love to plop down here and study for a few hours”?

 

Check out the new library designed space: http://www.psfk.com/2012/06/abandoned-wal-mart-transformend-into-a-beautifully-designed-library.html#ixzz1zZavQETZ

 

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