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Almonte library

OKLAHOMA CITY – A new library opened for business Monday in southwest Oklahoma City.

The Almonte library welcomed readers to the new location on S.W. 59th St.

It’s an interesting story how this library actually came to be.

When the Southern Oaks library along S. Walker was being renovated, its services were moved to a temporary location at the Almonte Shopping Center.

People got so attached to it, they asked the city to keep it open.

During that renovation time, which was about 10 months, some 5,600 library cards were issued.

Library officials said they had no idea how undeserved the area was.

The new Almonte library will be a full service location with 18 computers, free WIFI and more than a million books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines.