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Wilde About Texas: Eugene Clark Library
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Built in 1899, the Dr. Eugene Clark Library's unique architecture has been attracting visitors since it first opened.
In its more than 100 years of continuous use, the library has grown to meet the needs of Lockhart residents.
"When they walk into the library, they're just awed by the stained glass window and they always seem to think this was a church at one time but it's always been a library," librarian Bertha Martinez said.
A few years ago, the library expanded into a neighboring building and now will expand again. The library is moving to the second and third floors of the old Masonic Temple that will allow the old library building to be returned to its original purpose.
"For poetry readings," Martinez said. "We've had recitals local citizens of our city here have performed dance recitals, piano recitals, poetry readings, author readings as well."
The computers will find a new home as well as the library pays homage to its past while making efforts to embrace technology.
"We're now able to offer to our patrons’ digital copies of books,” Martinez said.
The library has also hosted President William Howard Taft.