Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) is pleased to announce the West Richland library grand reopening is Saturday, April 27! The community is invited to celebrate the remodel of the library at 3803 W. Van Giesen from 11 am to 1 pm. There will be music, activities, prizes, and refreshments; an opening ceremony and ribbon cutting takes place at 11 am. Guests can enter to win a new Apple iPad, courtesy of Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries.
Located in downtown West Richland, the 6,173-square-foot building received approximately $251,500 in updates including new shelving, paint, furniture, electrical outlets, and custom artwork such as a photo mural showcasing the region’s unique culture and history. The library’s collection has been expanded with $50,000 in new materials resulting in the children’s collection increasing by 62%. The increased collection will complement the improved storytime area featuring a riparian themed mural as well several larger than life sculptures for children. Columbia Center Rotary provided a portion of the funding for the storytime area improvements.
The branch will also feature curbside pickup for materials placed on hold starting May 1. Funding for the curbside hold signs, as well as art and charging stations, was provided by the Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries.
The temporary library branch, which is located behind the permanent branch at 3803 W. Van Giesen, is closed April 22-26. Learn more about the remodel at midcolumbialibraries.org.
GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION
Saturday, April 27, 11 am
Mid-Columbia Libraries’ West Richland Branch
3803 W. Van Giesen St.
West Richland, 99353
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.