Pine City Library Ready To Close For Highly Anticipated Renovation

Friday, October 1st, 2010 at 11:00 am

The Pine City Public Library will close on Oct. 5 as the much anticipated renovation is set to begin.  It will be closed throughout the winter, and an exact date for reopening in the springtime is unknown.

At one time, library officials planned to keep the library open during the construction, but eventually chose to close the library temporarily while the work is done.

Pine City Librarian Christy Koch admitted that things were “a tad stressful right now,” but assured us that the project will be a huge benefit to the community when it is completed. Koch said the total square footage of the library will be increased from 2000 square feet to 7600, and noted that “this is something this community deserves.”

The week of Oct. 4-8, library staff and volunteers will be boxing up the books, and about 1400 empty boxes will be required. In fact, Koch said that 30 boxes were donated on Friday morning (Oct. 1), but that many more are needed. People with extra boxes can drop them off in the entry hall of the library, and they will be used.

Koch also noted that the Library is still about $30,000 short of their financial goal for the project. Koch said the Pine City Library Foundation would greatly appreciate any more donations to aid in the costs of the renovation, and checks can be mailed to the Library or dropped off.

Koch also  said more volunteers are always welcome, and people can call the library directly at (320) 629-6403) to find out how they can help in the cause.

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