- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More than 2,000 people turned out for the opening of a new $28.1 million library in Henrico County.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/25z6lTU) the Varina Area Library opened its doors for the first time Wednesday.

The new 43,885-square-foot building, which is eight times the size of the previous library, features a trail linking it to the Virginia Capital Trail, outdoor seating and a lawn.

Inside, it features self-service checkout areas, more than 100 computers and public devices, a drive-up service window, study rooms and a digital media lab with two 3-D printers, among many other features.

Henrico County Public Library Director Jerry McKenna says they hope people will think of the library as a space away from home, work or school.

The building is the final project under Henrico’s 2005 bond referendum.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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