TRIANA, Ala. (WHNT) – For four years, Triana residents have gone without a proper public library. In 2009, a fire destroyed the library, that was also part of the local Boys and Girls Club.
Books, computers, and chairs were all lost in the fire.
After the fire, the Triana community was at a loss until Leadership Huntsville Madison-County stepped up to help. They donated a portable building, to serve as a temporary library.
“We’re very thankful for the portable building, but we’re more excited we’re getting an actual building,” said Triana Mayor Mary Caudle.
At a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, they unveiled plans for the new 3600 square foot library. It will feature an area for GED completion, along with a computer room, study cubicles and a conference room for community use.
It`s meant to benefit the entire community, but particularly the children.
“We do it for the kids. To make sure they have a place to do their homework and have activities and bring the communities together.”
The project won`t be cheap. Even with federal grants helping with the construction costs, they are asking for your help.
Donations can be made at the First Commercial Bank on Hughes Road in Madison, or at the Town of Triana Municipal Building. Donations may also be mailed to:
Town of Triana
ATTN: Triana Public Library Club Re-building Fund
640 6th Ave.
Madison, AL 35756