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Mid-Columbia Libraries breaks ground in W. Pasco

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PASCO, Wash., --  For the first time since 2005, Mid-Columbia Libraries broke ground on a new building.

The 6,000 square foot library at the corner of Wrigley Drive and Road 76 in West Pasco will be completed by early January.

The building will be paid for with tax dollars from the general fund, meaning there will be no debt for the community.

The library will feature Eastern Washington's first full service drive-thru for book pick-up and drop-off.

"We have a wonderfully supportive board of trustees who has been very supportive of the process all along, and we have a terrific staff at Mid-Columbia libraries who have really been seeking and thinking about ways to innovate, try new strategies and really not rest on our laurels and do things the way that they've always been done," says Executive Director of Mid-Columbia Libraries Kyle Cox.

Mid-Columbia Libraries will invest over $200,000 in new books and items for the opening.

Construction begins Thursday morning.