Goodbye Books, Rapid City Public Library to Close for Week
RAPID CITY, SD (KEVN) – The Rapid City Public Library is briefly closing its doors to bookworms for the week following the New Year.
City officials say the library was renovated in 2002, and it is now overkill to replace the front doors.
The maintenance was originally scheduled to be done earlier this year, but COVID-related budget cuts have pushed it back.
During the closure, the staff will always be present. Thus, book orders and returns will still be possible, as will drive-thru and online library services.
Rapid City’s communications coordinator Darrell Shoemaker adds that the reason entry will not be allowed is due to security concerns and giving teams a workspace.
“It takes a few days to get there. This is probably the best time. It’s the first week of the year. [The library is] while maintaining a wide range of services. So if people need to use the library … if they want to check out a book, watch a video … any of those particular things that they’ve used the library for, they can keep reading it. ‘use. Except they just won’t be able to physically enter the facility Monday through Friday next week, ”Shoemaker said.
Shoemaker says the structure has needed pieces of work since it was put in place in 2002, and booking much-needed repairs for the New Year will hopefully put the front doors on the same page as the rest of the building and will prevent the need for frequent repairs.
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