City to Celebrate Re-opening of R.C. Miller Library
Beaumont, Texas – The city’s busiest library branch will open its doors on Monday, Aug. 27, after an extensive, seven-month renovation.
The public is invited to a reception and ribbon-cutting to celebrate the re-opening of R.C. Miller Library. Renovations on the branch began in late January, and include relocation and redesign of the children’s section, information and checkout station, and technology area. The look of the interior was also updated extensively.
Outside the building, improvements include a new, more conveniently located book drop, and an extension of the driveway on the north side of the facility to Dowlen Road. The $660,000-project was funded entirely through a donation by the R.C. Miller Community Fund, which is managed by the Capitol One Private Client Group.
“We are extremely grateful to Ben Woodhead, Senior Vice President and Trust Officer of Capital One Bank, for allowing us to receive this generous gift. His commitment to this library branch is greatly appreciated by the city and by our library patrons,” said Claudie Hawkins, Director of the Civic Center Complex and Libraries.
Miller first opened in 1982, and has not had any significant improvements since. It is the city’s busiest branch, with a circulation of 20,000 titles a month.
WHAT: R.C. Miller Library Ribbon Cutting
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m.
WHERE: 1605 Dowlen Road