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Abandoned Walmart Is Now America's Largest Library


Offbeat  (tags: library, books, reclaim, abandoned, Texas, McAllen )

Dawn
- 601 days ago - weburbanist.com
This is awesome!!!!



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Connie O. (43)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 2:12 pm
That is really cool. I would love to see it!
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 2:17 pm
Fantastic - love the open feeling of the place and including space for children to be children is a great idea. This shows that all those ugly abandoned buildings can have new life instead of letting them rot. We don't need Mega-Corps building more of these sprawling monstrosities; they can utilize the bldgs already there.
Noted and enjoyed. Thank you.
 

Karena N. (14)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 2:34 pm
That's awesome!
 

zora b. (85)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 2:39 pm
Beyond awesome and lovely.
 

Janet MacKenzie-Cohen (16)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:31 pm
What a fabulous way to reclaim and recycle real estate -
 

Kath P. (10)
Monday August 5, 2013, 10:53 am
Love, love, love this idea. Looks like a spectacular place to spend time.
 

Dan and Tina P. (30)
Monday August 5, 2013, 10:56 am
Fantastic!!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 11:10 am
This just warms my librarian's heart. Thank you!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:09 pm
How cool is that?
 

Christina Carlson (17)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:30 pm
Thanks so much for sharing this! Best. Repurposing. Ever.
 

Boo B. (11)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:44 pm
At least they can use one of "those' buildings for something GOOD!!!
 

Carmen Elisa Bonilla-Jones (1)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:34 pm
What a great way to reuse a Walmart. Thanks for the story. I do have a question: Why do communities continue to allow Walmart to destroy the ecology with new super stores instead of making them revamp their existing places?
 

Birgit W. (157)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:59 pm
Thanks.
 

Sheri Schongold (7)
Monday August 5, 2013, 3:52 pm
Excellent use of the building. Libraries are always welcome and needed. You can do lots with a computer, but there are many times the actual books works better.
 

Robin T. (14)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:14 pm
Great idea. Thanks.
 

Katie K. (69)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:41 pm
I detest Walmart. Drove through a quaint town in Virginia and there rose that eyesore and has cause ruination to all the bakeries, small shops and has trashed the the locals way of life. Stop building these horrid places.
 

Carmen S. (621)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:05 pm
Thanks Dawn, wonderful to see a building like this one being used.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday August 5, 2013, 7:21 pm
I didn't know that Walmart abandons it's stores anywhere it's presence has infested.
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday August 5, 2013, 9:53 pm

I love this, who knew that Walmart could contribute something positive just by going out of business.
 

june t. (66)
Monday August 5, 2013, 10:53 pm
Hm, hopefully a few more Walmarts will disappear this way
 

Meta Reid (0)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 8:43 am
Can't think of a better use of a WalMart store!
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 3:14 pm
read & noted
 

Melania Padilla (188)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 1:32 pm
That is so awesome!
 
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