In a recent
, Slate.com profiled a Texas library that occupies a building that had once been a Wal-Mart.
The Minneapolis-based architecture firm Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.
, “breathed fresh life into the warehouse, about as big as two-and-a-half football fields, late last year, when they repurposed it as the country’s largest single-story public library,” it reads.
Interesting signage, reading nooks, and special spaces, such as a quiet room, several computer labs, and a bookstore and café, have redefined the place.
So much so that the McAllen Public Library
won The International Interior Design Association’s
2012 Library Interior Design Awards, the story states.