Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas

You’re definitely going to want to CHECK OUT this roadside attraction! Find the big books, apple, ruler, and more at the Waskom Public Library in Waskom, Texas.

Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas

Waskom’s mayor wanted to spruce up the library with a unique facade. So he contracted mural artist Chris Opp to create something fresh. In 2018 the new library exterior was unveiled full of fun details that would have every passerby taking a second look.

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The library’s facade features a few unique roadside attractions crafted out of metal, rock, stucco, and paint:

  • Big Books The big books are 22 feet tall and include Gone with the Wind, Little Women, Charlotte’s Web, Gaston Goes to Texas, The Cat In The Hat, Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables, Tom Sawyer, The Secret Garden, Treasure Island, Christmas Carol, The Bible, and one just called TEXAS.
  • Big Apple After being confused for a tomato or strawberry the artist stuck a giant 20-foot long pencil through it to make sure it read as an apple.
  • Big Ruler A giant ruler stretches the length of the roof.
  • Train A train on the side of the building allows visitors to pop their head through a cut out for a fun photo op.

Inside the library you’ll find two more works of art: a big concrete tree and a big 6-foot tall, 100 pound armadillo.

Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas
Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library in Texas

Love finding the best Texas roadside attractions? Also keep an eye out for the Texarkana State Line Sign and the Oil Derrick Picnic Tables.

Big Books, Apple and Ruler at the Waskom Public Library

Address: Waskom Public Library, 103 Waskom Ave, Waskom, TX 75692
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Outside Always Visible, Library opening times vary

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.