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Opening Day for Richland's New Library

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RICHLAND, Wash - A parade of youngsters, parents and patrons gathered today at the newley remodled Richland Library.

A grand opening ceremony was held this morning.         

Comments were made by city officials, current and former library administration and more. 

Richland voters approved the $17.25 million dollar bond in 2006 that added 25, 500 feet to the library at 955 Northgate Drive. 

Kids seemed happy with the improvements.
"It has more light so you can see better and they probably have a lot of new books." Says Richland Resident Ryan Mariotti.

"Now we can go upstairs and get the books upstairs, cause last time there weren't any books upstairs...I don't even think there was an upstairs. Says Ryan's sister Marissa.

      The Color Corps of the Fourth Degree Richland Knights of Columbus presented a new American flag for the facility's new flagpole.   The group donated the flagpole and will maintain the flag.