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December 14, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Ignacio Library Nears Completion
(2007-08-06)
Workers last week were putting the final touches, including landscaping, on Ignacio's new $3.5M Library. (Photo: Victor Locke, KSUT)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: A phased move, into the areas newest library in Ignacio, begins this week.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: The keys to a new Ignacio Library are expected to be turned over to library officials this week, marking the official start of the move to the new facility, which will take place over the next several weeks.
Ignacio Library Director Jerry Gracy says hours at the interim library will be reduced from 9am to noon, each day this week through Friday.
GRACY: THE REST OF AUGUST WE'RE TOTALLY CLOSED BECAUSE WE HAVE TO MOVE AND SET EVERYTHING UP.
WE'RE PLANNING, THERE'S ALWAYS BEEN A DELAY GETTING FURNITURE IN, BUT WE'RE HOPING TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 4TH.
Regular hours at the new library will be 9-7 Monday through Thursday, 9-5 Friday and 9-4 Saturday.
A community wide grand opening celebration for the new library in Downtown Ignacio is scheduled for September 15th.
Gracy is anxious to get in the new facility, which comprises 11-thousand square feet of space compared to 18-hundred square feet in the old library.
GRACY: WE WILL HAVE 24 NEW COMPUTERS IN THERE FOR ADULTS, FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS. WE WILL HAVE A COMMUNITY ROOM WHICH WILL SEAT ABOUT 45 PEOPLE. WE'LL HAVE A MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM WHICH IS UPSTAIRS ON THE SECOND FLOOR WHICH WILL PRIMARILY BE USED FOR COMPUTER TRAINING, BUT IT CAN BE USED FOR SMALL MEETINGS, THEN WE HAVE THREE STUDY ROOMS, SO WE'LL HAVE PLENTY OF SPACE FOR DIFFERENT VARIOUS KINDS OF MEETINGS FOR ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS AREA HERE. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TWO SELF CHECKOUT UNITS. SO THAT PEOPLE, AND WE'LL TEACH THEM HOW TO DO IT, IT'S REAL SIMPLE, SO THEY CAN CHECK OUT THEIR OWN BOOKS, SO THAT WILL MAKE THINGS QUICKER, THEY COME IN, THEY CHECKOUT AND THEIR GONE, THEY DON'T HAVE TO STAND IN LINE. EVERYTHING'S NEW, SHELVING, THE WORKS!
Gracy says they plan to boost the libraries 18-thousand book collection to 22-thousand books over the next few months.
They aren't accepting donations right now, but will be again starting in October.
The new Ignacio Library cost about 3-point-5 million dollars, paid in part through a bond issue Ignacio voters approved in the fall of 2005.
From KSUT, Four Corners Public Radio, I'm Victor Locke.
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