A concrete-block building located behind the Odenville Library will be torn down. The library wanted to use the building to store library items, but it was structurally unsound, said Betty Corley, director of Odenville Library.

“You could see straight through the cracks in the walls,” Corley said.

She said the building did not look that old, but a pecan tree’s roots were growing underneath it, causing problems. “Because of the tree, it’s had a hard life,” Corley said.

The building will be replaced by another storage building. And it seems the library will need more storage space with all of the new books they are buying.

“We are getting a tremendous amount of new books: children’s books, young adult and adult books,” Corley said.

The library uses grant money to try to get books that teachers ask for, and ones for children to read during the summer.

The library is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the library or its events, call 629-5901.


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