Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mahnomen Public Library to Temporarily Relocate

The Mahnomen Public Library, a branch of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library, will be moving to a temporary location during an 8 to 10 week asbestos abatement project.  

The Mahnomen Public Library will be closed March 10-17, and will reopen on March 18 at the WETCC Wellstone Building, located at 175 S. First St.; one block west of the current Library location. 

The temporary location will offer a limited collection, but will continue to offer new release books and magazines for all ages, DVDs, and public computer access. Library customers may continue to request materials and pick up requested items. 

“The City of Mahnomen is happy to proceed with this project,” said Jeff Cadwell, Mahnomen City Administrator. The renovation project will include new carpet and paint, and is expected to be completed by the end of April.

Steven Dahlberg, Interim President of the White Earth Tribal and Community College (WETCC), was also willing to assist the Lake Agassiz Regional Library system and the City of Mahnomen, allowing the Library to use the WETCC-owned Wellstone Building as a temporary location.  Dahlberg stated, “The Library is important to the community, and we want to help keep the doors open during the project.”

The Library’s open hours starting March 18 will be: Tuesday 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday noon to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information on the renovation project, contact the Mahnomen Public Library at 218-935-2843 or mahnomen@larl.org. For information on all LARL locations, news, and events visit the Library’s website at www.larl.org.