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Downtown Pasco Library to Close for Remodeling

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The Sixties-era furniture at the downtown Pasco library will be replaced during a holiday remodel. The Sixties-era furniture at the downtown Pasco library will be replaced during a holiday remodel.

PASCO, WA - Mid Columbia Libraries will close the downtown Pasco branch for the holiday season for remodeling.

The project starts on the outside where the City of Pasco will pay $15,000 for a new sign, lighting, and a new coat of paint for the building, which was built in the 1960s.

Inside, MCL will replace all the original bookshelves. The library will get new furniture and the children's area will get new carpeting. Electricians will also install additional outlets so people can plug in their laptops.

Executive Director Kyle Cox says this remodel is part of a four-year master facilities plan to remodel every branch in the Mid Columbia Libraries system.

"In 2014, the Prosser Library is slated to be completely remodeled and gutted as well as the Connell and Othello branches," Cox says. "And then in 2015, we're looking at doing our Kennewick branches and Kahlotus branch."

The downtown Pasco branch will be closed from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. Mid Columbia Libraries will extend the hours at the West Pasco branch during the remodel and the bookmobile will park outside the downtown branch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday during the month of December.

The total cost of the project is $213,255.

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