A few more details have been revealed about the planned takeover of the former Medaryville library branch by Pulaski County Human Services. The organization will be moving its Medaryville program into the former library, which will now be called West Side Center.
That’s according to a press release issued by Pulaski County Public Library Executive Director MacKenzie Ledley. She says Pulaski County Human Services will use the building to provide hot lunches and community programs. Meanwhile, the library books currently in the building will remain and will be available for checkout through the honor system. The Pulaski County Public Library will no longer staff the Medaryville location, and new books will not be added.
The library will also continue to maintain its technology in the building, including computers, printers, copiers, and WiFi availability. That will allow local residents to continue to access the Pulaski County Public Library’s digital services from the location. Additionally, the library plans to continue hosting some programs of its own, including Summer Reading.
Ledley says a timeline for the building’s reopening hasn’t yet been finalized. The building has been closed since the library ended full services in Medaryville on January 1.