Westover Hills Library renovations complete; it has reopened to the public
The City of Richmond has reopened its Westover Hills Library and as Charles Fishburne reports, its supporters remind us reading is not dead yet.
Westover Hills is Richmond’s littlest library, but the city has just invested 800 thousand dollars in its future.
Coulter: It has a new roof, new carpet, but most important, it has a layout that takes advantage of every square foot that's there, so that we can have computers that we need today, but we still have the books that people want today, just as they wanted them fifty years ago.
Harriet Coulter, Director of Richmond Public Libraries.
Coulter: Libraries are not obsolete because people see libraries as a new access point, a place to get that computer access, but they also still want the books. What we have seen is, as our computer use goes up, the use of our books and other materials goes up as well.
Westover Hills is the second in a series of seven projects that will renovate all of the city's branches and a portion of the main library. Last year, the city’s libraries tracked one million visits.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News