New West Memphis library could spur business along Broadway

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: March 19, 2021 10:47 PM CT | Published: March 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Architect Michel Lebel, at one end of the children&rsquo;s cube shelving Allen &amp; Hoshall designed for the library.</strong> (Tom Bailey/Daily Memphian)

Architect Michel Lebel, at one end of the children’s cube shelving Allen & Hoshall designed for the library. (Tom Bailey/Daily Memphian)

An overflow crowd came for the opening celebration for the new West Memphis Public Library & Innovation Center. Twice as large as the old library, the new place serves the community with much meeting spaces and as a potential catalyst for new development along Broadway.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.