Best Neighborhood Dream Deferred Realized

Twin Oaks Branch Library

After 50-plus years in rented storefronts, this neighborhood favorite has finally landed a brand-new forever home – this one tucked into a corner lot at South Fifth and West Mary. Many of you will remember this spot as the old South Austin Post Office, from which some bricks were salvaged and reused in the eco-friendly construction of the new digs. In keeping with the reuse theme, the branch also features an old-school salute to literature and sound, thanks to artist Stephanie Strange's creation of a mobile made from dozens of old typewriters. What a fitting key strike for a branch born in the nifty Fifties.

1800 S. Fifth, 974-9980

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