New library set to open in Pasco
After years of planning and months of construction, Mid-Columbia Libraries is ready to open its newest branch in Pasco tomorrow.
Library staff members say when they built this library, they wanted to make it convenient - so they created a full service drive-thru.
This is the only library in eastern Washington with a drive-thru, and only the second library in Washington state to have one.
Staff members also focused on making the inside of the library comfortable for readers of all ages.
Artists created decorative trees and mushrooms for the inside of the building.
There is also artwork on the walls, and there are books hanging from the ceiling.
The library also has several computers to use, free wi-fi, and staff members have tablets they can walk around with to help you find what you are looking for.
"This is a wonderful building. It's a great example of energy, innovation, all the positive things you hear about Tri-Cities embodied in a library. And I think in some respects, this is a Tri-Cities library. There's youth, there's vitality, there's technology, there's comfort, there's innovation all in this building" said Kyle Cox, Mid-Columbia Libraries.
There are more than $200,000 worth of brand new materials in the new library.
That includes books, DVDs and magazines.
This is the 12th branch of the Mid-Columbia Libraries.
The library will have a grand opening ceremony Saturday.
It starts at 10 AM and is open to the public.
The library is located at 7525 Wrigley Drive in Pasco.