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New Library Opens in Wrightsville

This location makes 14th branch.
LITTLE ROCK, AR --  A new library opened Saturday in Wrightsville. This is the community's first library.

"The space is 2000 square feet," said system spokesperson Susan Gele.

The space is named after Mille M. Brooks. She is is a former city councilwoman who died in 2005, but campaigned for a library in the city before her death.

"She would be over the top excited about it. Just having the library named after her, she would have been very proud," said Alicia Brooks.

The library is already proving its worth. Branch manager Vernon Johnson says before, there were only 7 library card holders in Wrightsville.

But since the announcement of the new library, interests has sparked.

"I've done over 60 pre-registrations over the last couple of weeks," said Johnson, "That says the community is very excited and obviously there has been a longing for this." 

The city of Wrightsville owns the building and property. The Central Arkansas library system is covering the operating costs.
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