The Allen County (Indiana) Public Library closed some months ago and was moved to temporary quarters. The plan was to build a new $64 million county library with a huge section of the new facility devoted to genealogy books, microfilms, CD-ROM disks, online access, and more. The plan apparently worked. The new facility has opened on the planned date, and first reports indicate that it is gorgeous.
Thousands of people dropped in to see the new facility. In fact, hundreds waited outside the entrances when the doors opened at noon. By the time the speeches were over and the departments were opened to the public, the Great Hall on the first floor and the open halls on the second floor were almost standing-room-only, as crowded as any parade route.
The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel has an article describing the opening at http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/16572212.htm.