Wendell Library Reopens, Prepares For 100th Birthday


By Jay Michaels

Wendell, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Wendell Public Library was closed earlier this year, apparently due to a lack of agreement between the library board and the director at that time. A new director was hired, and the Wendell Library reopened on September 18th.

Wendell Public Library Director Christine Hernandez says, "To get it open, I had volunteers that actually came in, put books where they were supposed to go, and clean up to get it nice and going. Without the volunteers, it would still be possibly closed."

Hernandez says right now the library is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. They hope to be open on Monday through Friday again fairly soon. She says they're also looking for another location bigger than their current 1800 square feet.

Hernandez says, "You can see all the books we have out here, and we have tons of books in boxes in the back. So we have hundreds of books that need to be put out."

Hernandez says the library will be celebrating its 100th birthday with an open house Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 395 First Avenue East in Wendell.

Hernandez says, "Any other thing they might be interested in, I can possibly look it up and find the answer to it. If I don't have the answer, I'm sure somebody else does, and they will get it.

Oct. 2, 2012.

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