Hillary Clinton's library
July 8th, 2013
04:16 PM ET
10 months ago

Hillary Clinton's library

Updated 7/8/2013 at 5:43 pm

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is getting a library.

Well, kind of.

The Central Arkansas Library System on Monday dedicated the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center in Little Rock.

Clinton marked the ceremony by reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," according to USA Today.

The library system's board of trustees voted in June to name the new library after Clinton, citing her work on children's issues during her tenure as first lady of Arkansas. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, served as governor from 1983 to 1992.

Located on a six-acre site, the 30,000 square foot library cost $12 million and includes a computer lab with 14 computers, as well as a teaching kitchen, theater and more than 21,000 books DVDs and CDs.

The children's library is the latest building in Little Rock to bear the Clinton name. Last year, the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission voted to rename Little Rock National Airport after the state's (and country's) famous former first couple. It's now known as Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center is also located in Little Rock.

– CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. just askin

    The system's board of trustees voted in June to name the new library after Clinton, citing her work on children's issues during her tenure as first lady of Arkansas. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, served as governor from 1983 to 1992.
    -–

    so what exactly did she do over 30 years ago? So much i guess that it took 20-30 years to get around to recognizing it. this is a joke.

    July 8, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. edc3

    Just askin: Perhaps it would do you good to actually research the work that Hillary did that was a determining factor in naming the library after her. It did not take 20-30 years to get around to recognizing her work – it only took YOU that long.

    July 8, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. Borderless

    "Under the Bus: My Time in the Obama Administration" by Hillary Clinton
    "How to Get Away With Just About Anything" by Barrack Obama
    "Using Federal Agencies for Fun and Political Profit" by Barrack Obama
    "Sorry About that Whole Intern Thing" by Bill Clinton

    July 8, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    " Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is getting a library. "

    And CNN is just looking to get a rise out of Teatrolls.

    July 8, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    You forgot

    "Our Childrens Is Learning" by G.W. Bush and "Wars of Convenience for Dummies: Why American Lives Are Expendable When You have Investments in Defense Contractors" by Darth Cheney

    July 8, 2013 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  6. Borderless

    Also:
    "This Time Next Year" by Kathleen Sebelius
    "We're Listening" by Keith Alexander
    "It's His Fault" by Barrack Obama
    "Just Say 'No'" by Every House Republican
    "The Voices Told Me To" by Rick Perry

    July 8, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  7. Wake up People!

    Fair, you seem to have a problem with me. You're constantly trying to demean myself and others. Maybe this gets your panties wet but it does nothing for me. Maybe we should refrain from talking to one another.

    As for keeping up, maybe you should try. Or at least try growing up.

    July 8, 2013 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  8. Michael Benjamin

    How wonderful. We are so pleased. The world will be a better place. Will she explain to the children how her husband cheated on her and how life goes on after such an event?

    July 8, 2013 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  9. Laura

    Hillary is the most extraordinary woman of all times! She's the smartest woman in the world and the best leader ever! HILLARY 2016!

    July 8, 2013 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  10. Ol' Yeller

    "Where's the WMD's?" An entertaining Pop up book by Dubya G. Bush
    "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?" Best seling follow up book to the award winning "Where's the WMD's?" by Dubya G. Bush
    "Shooting People in the Face; and other Drunken Party Tricks" by DICK Cheney
    "Estimating the Length of Unprovoked Foreign Wars and other Impossible Tasks" by Donald 'Rummy' Rumsfield
    "How to Steal an Election with just 5 Votes" by Karl Rove
    "How to Color in Between the Lines (almost)" by Alberto Gomez
    "How to Use Affirmation Action to your Benefit" by Condoleeza Rice- forward written by Clarence 'the hair' Thomas
    Don't make me go on!

    July 8, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  11. Gurgyl

    Hillary16.

    July 8, 2013 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  12. Razorback

    Leave it to Arkansas to have a Hil-Billy International Airport!

    July 8, 2013 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  13. Revolution

    Go Hillary! I mean go away

    July 8, 2013 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |