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Library invites public to celebrate branch reopening
Monday, September 16, 2019 by Tai Moses
The Austin Public Library invites the community to celebrate the reopening of the Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, which has been closed since last year while undergoing a complete renovation. Librarygoers will notice a new roof, brand-new carpeting and a fresh coat of paint, upgraded computers and faster internet, a modernized heating system, and a new circulation desk and other furniture. One of the most dramatic renovations is a new Kalwall skylight, which floods the interior with natural light – the best kind of light to read by. There is also a newly designated quiet room for library customers who need more peace and quiet than the main room of the library can afford. The library reopens on Monday, Oct. 21, and the celebration is on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road. District 8 City Council Member Paige Ellis is expected to attend the event.