Triana Public Library: The Comeback Story
On September 29, 2009 the Triana Public Library burned, leaving a cherished community center in ashes. Coming back from a devastating fire is not easy, but the library is on its way thanks to the Lowes Heroes program.
A few days shy of the fire’s one year anniversary, employees from four Lowes stores will be rolling up their sleeves to help build picnic tables, a reading deck and landscape the portable building the Triana Public Library now occupies.
The Triana Public Library is now the beneficiary of the Lowes Heroes program. On September 18 at 6 a.m., 300 volunteers from the community and Lowes will be hard at work turning a portable building into a scenic, relaxing outdoor space for community and library patrons to enjoy. The Triana Public Library will forgive fines for those volunteers with overdue books.
This is not the first time the Madison County community has rallied to help this Library. After the fire, Triana Mayor, Mary Caudle, volunteers, and Leadership Huntsville-Madison County class #33 raised funding to replenish the library collection of books, DVDs, computers and secure a portable building for the Library. In May 2010, eight months after the fire the doors of the Triana Public Library reopened.