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    The new Southwest Regional Library opened on Sunday, and Mayor Greg Fischer said, "'s more than just a library." A huge crowd attended to witness the ribbon cutting of the 40,000 square foot branch. The new Southwest branch features an eco-friendly space that is bright and modern, and it also includes community meeting rooms, smaller spaces for studying and reading, an area for teens, and the largest children's area of the Louisville Free Public Library system. There's amazing technological features, such as self-checkout stations and new computers. Needless to say, there are several new books, and the tally is among 120,000.

    Library Director Craig Buthod said, "You'll see the largest children's library in all of Louisville with tons of kid's books and even educational play spaces for the little ones too young to read yet. You'll see a hundred public computers; what you won't see is that these computers are supported by the fastest internet connection in the city with the best WiFi coverage anywhere, public or private...This is a library with an environmental conscience. There's so many green features in this building I can't begin to list them all, but here are a couple of interesting ones: geothermal heating and air conditioning, rubber floors made from recycled car tires; look for the orange straight back chairs in the teen library. They're called 111 chairs, and you'll never guess why. Each of those chairs is made from 111 recycled pop bottles." The new Southwest Regional Library is located at 9725 Dixie Highway, and it is a beautiful building that the whole family can enjoy. Take a look at the photos below to get a glimpse of the grand opening:


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    My name is Krystin. I live in the city of Louisville, Kentucky. I love to take pictures, support local businesses, drink tons of coffee, and write about this wonderful thing called life.

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