Fran Riley Feature: Walcott’s New Chapter

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WALCOTT, Iowa (KWQC) - It’s a place filled with facts and fiction.
There’s a new chapter in the books on East Durant Street
In Walcott.

The brick building was vacant for quite some time.
Years ago it was a meat market.
Now, it has a new lease on life. It’s a wonderful
addition to the Scott County Library System.

For people living in town, having a branch library is a huge convenience.
People do not have to travel miles to visit a library.
The previous library location did not have a community room.
The new one does.

The cost to re-purpose the building and complete the entire
project was more than a half million dollars.
The small town rallied around the fundraising efforts,
and actually has raised about five hundred thirty thousand dollars
for the project.

Tricia Kane is Director of the Scott County Library System.
She says people who have not used a library card in twenty years
are checking out the new branch.

The new branch has a circulation of ten thousand items.
High-speed internet is also available.
The library is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.