Hampton Illinois Library celebrates 10-year anniversary


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The Hampton Illinois Library celebrates its 10th anniversary with a day of events Saturday, Aug. 6.

The library was built via a partnership with the city of Dallas and the Dallas Independent School District, and it serves as the school library for the adjacent Jimmie Tyler Brashear Elementary School. It cost $6.1 million to build and replaced the old library on Illinois.

The 24,000-square-foot library was designed by RBDR Architects; it has a black-box theater, two conference rooms and a silver LEED rating.

The anniversary celebration includes games, starting at noon, including Jenga, kerplunk and bowling in the hallway. A balloon artist entertains children from 1:30-3:30 p.m. A firetruck visits at 2 p.m., and crafts with kids start at 3 p.m. Find the library’s full listing of daily events here.

More library news:

A nearby library, Highland Hills, welcomes poet Jamaal May from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. The author of “I Love to Read” will read excerpts from his book of poems, “Hum.”

The Arcadia Park Library is starting up a Lego club, and they need donations of Lego toys, particularly the smaller kind.

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