River Center Branch Library set to open

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Its been years in the making but this Friday, the downtown library will be reopened.

“This library is very different form the building we had before,” Mary Stein, Assistant Library Director, said. “It’s filled with light, it’s filled with spaces for people.”

It will operate at 25% capacity because of the coronavirus. Masks are required and you must practice social distantincing.

“It’s not going to be the normal open where you have everything at the maximum,” Stein said.

The four story building took years to complete. Back in 2018, construction was put on pause due to structural issues. Now, officials say its safe and ready to be used.

“We are so confident in this building,” Stein said.

Officals say they think this library will make a great impact on the community. Especially with its new state of the art technoly and large landscape.

“It’s going to be a welcoming and relaxing environment, a place where they can take their mind off of what’s going on in our community and it’ll just be a wonderful place for them to visit,” Allison Cooper said.

Now days away from its unveiling, staff say they’re ready to get to work.

The library will open Friday, Jun 26. at 9:30am.

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