Burmese American Society opens library in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne’s Burmese community has a new space to call its very own.

The Burmese American Society opened a library on Sunday that a leader said is the first facility they have in the Summit City.

“All the Burmese community can come here and feel like they are welcome and safe,” BAS Zion Tu Ralhla board member said, adding that this space will “allow the American and Burmese community to come together and see the cultures.”

The library, located at 6617 Hanna St., will first be open Saturdays and Sundays. Tu Ralhla said as the center gets more volunteers it will extend its hours. The library includes 500 books in both English and Burmese.

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