Kilgore Public Library looks to the future

Kilgore Public Library looks to the future

KILGORE, TEXAS (KLTV) - An East Texas library built in the 1930s is looking to the future.

The Kilgore Public Library stands as a visible reminder of the city’s depression era progressivism.

With its history in mind, the City of Kilgore is working with an architect to take a look at the building and figure out what it’s needs are in the future.

“To my staff and I, this building is like a person," said Stacey Cole, library director.

Cole assures us that this building so many people have fallen in love with, will not be going anywhere.

“You just don’t see this type of craftsmanship typically in a commercial building," Cole said.

The city has hired an architectural firm out of Dallas to take a look at everything from how the library uses its current space to technology needs, staffing, and what books people like the most.

“What things are patrons going to want or need in the years to come? And how are we going to meet those needs?"

Once the process begins, Cole said the library will be asking everyone to take an online survey. She said learning more about why people do and don’t use the library will help them develop their plan for the future.

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