It won’t open officially until Saturday, but some patrons got to tour the new Allen County Public Library on Sunday. The Library has long been famous for having one of the largest genealogy collections in the country. A new building has been constructed and will be open on Saturday.
During the pre-opening tour, Rudy Wuttke scanned through volumes in the genealogy section of the library and said, “I feel like a kid with a new toy in here.”
Sunday's pre-opening tour was by invitation only. About 1,000 invitations were mailed to donors, volunteers and other library supporters to tour the 367,000-square-foot facility, complete with theater, café and art gallery. As of mid-Sunday afternoon, about 600 guests had visited.
You can read more about the tour in an article by Nicole Lee that has been published in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel at http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/local/16518156.htm