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New public library fulfills need in Redbone

July 5, 2006

Redbone-- For the first time, people in a small Lee County community have their own place to pick up a good book.

After a year and a half of preparation, the Redbone Library officially opened Tuesday. The 1,800 square foot facility is located at the old Redbone fire station and will house up to 12,000 books. It will also provide DVD's and online access.

The library cost $350,000 in sales tax money. People who live in the area say it's worth it.  

"They've been calling us since they knew it was coming. They've been calling asking just about everyday 'when's the library opening?' and we're finally open. It's taken a while but we're finally here," says Librarian Leslie Partridge.

Until now, people had to drive to Leesburg or Albany to get to a library. The facility is open Monday through Saturday.  

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