After reconstruction efforts, the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library has re-opened to the public.
The library held a grand re-opening event on Jan. 4, more than two years after Hurricane Harvey damaged the building so severely that it was closed.
Located adjacent to the Port Aransas City Hall complex at 710 W. Ave. A, the library once had a collection of more than 35,000 items, nearly all of which were ruined by the hurricane. But the city has received thousands of dollars in grants and many donations of books that is helping replenish the supply.
The library also has computers that are available for public use.
The facility also includes a new wing. Some 3,300 square feet in size, the wing was under construction when the hurricane hit.
The newly rebuilt library contains a new kids’ area called the Kathy Caldwell Children’s Center.
The library’s hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sundays and Mondays.