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.

Austin Public Library
Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/472-7312
Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth
Oak Hill Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill, 512/892-6680
Ralph W. Yarborough Library, 2200 Hancock, 512/454-7208
Will Hampton Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.
710 W. César Chávez, 512/974-7475
www.cityofaustin.org/library

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