Store owner’s generosity gives Smith Point a library

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Elizabeth Palmer, owner of the landmark Van-Ta-Un store in Smith Point, TX, doubles as the librarian for the Chambers County fishing village located on the tip of a peninsula in Galveston Bay.

“The owner should be commended. She could use this space for other merchandise,” said Joyce Meek, a retired school counselor and a frequent patron. “I think anything that encourages reading is good.”