PASCO, Wash-- You'd think it was a concert based on the number of people that lined up outside the Pasco Library to be the first ones inside.
The doors reopened after a four month, $300,000 remodeling. The new and improved library added 17 new computers, doubling its previous amount. It also got new carpets, new paintings, and of course, new books. All of this makes for a library that suits the needs of its users.
"The remodel really brought it in line with today's technology needs, with the need for more internet access, computers for the general public," says Pasco mayor Joyce Olson. "A library is probably one of the most important things that a city can do to help enrich the citizens of its community."
The remodel was split roughly 50-50 between the city and the Mid-Columbia Libraries. Last year, the library saw over 500,000 visitors. The city hopes these changes help bring more this year.