Pasco Branch of Mid-Columbia Libraries Closing November 28 - January 1 for Remodel

Kennewick, WA – The Pasco Branch of Mid-Columbia Libraries, located at 1320 W. Hopkins, will be closed November 28, 2013 – January 1, 2014, reopening January 2, 2014, for a remodel of the building. The remodel will include painting of the interior and exterior of the building, new furniture, new bookshelves, new exterior signage and lighting, replacement of carpeting in the Children’s Area, installation of additional power outlets for personal mobile devices, and the addition of new books and materials.

“This remodel is part of a master 4-year facilities plan to update all branches of Mid-Columbia Libraries,” said Kyle Cox, Executive Director of Mid-Columbia Libraries. “We are investing over $140,000 to upgrade the downtown Pasco Branch. Combine that with the opening of the West Pasco Branch in April, we have invested over $600,000 this year to improve library services for the residents of Pasco.”

The City of Pasco is investing $15,000 into the remodel including exterior paint, a new sign, and lighting for the building opened in the 1960s.

The West Pasco Branch will expand its hours for the month of December.  The Bookmobile will be at the downtown Pasco Branch each Saturday in December to provide books for browsing and check-out. Customers can also use other Mid-Columbia Libraries branches, including the two branch libraries in Kennewick.

“We understand our customers will be affected by the remodel and we know extending hours at West Pasco and the visits from the Bookmobile will help alleviate that impact,” said Jessica Kane, Branch Manager for the Pasco and West Pasco Branches. “We are very excited for this remodel and are really looking forward to sharing the improvements with our customers in January.

West Pasco Branch December Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
7525 Wrigley Dr., Pasco, WA

Saturday, December 7, 14, 21 & 28
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1320 W. Hopkins, Pasco