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Ward County Library Kenmare Branch librarian Bree Aldrich engages young children during story time in the Kenmare branch of the Ward County Library.
By Marvin Baker
Kenmare’s branch of the Ward County Library at 5 NE 3rd St., will remain intact and go on with business as usual, an official says.
No changes are anticipated following the sale of the main library property in Minot to the Minot Daily News. The building will eventually be torn down and a parking lot will take its place.
In exchange, Ward County will get the current Daily News parking lot, next door in order to expand the courthouse to the north.
Ward County attempted to obtain the property through eminent domain but that was later rescinded and negotiations continued. Two weeks ago the two sides reached a deal that includes an undisclosed amount of cash to the Daily News.
Ward County Library Administrator Kerrianne Tyler said the library will be moved into the new office building.
“The plans are to put the library in the new Ward County Office Building, on the first floor,” Tyler said. “Operations at the Kenmare branch should not be affected much as we are moving forward and the bookmobile will continue to make its stops.”
The Kenmare branch library is open Monday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
In addition, Story Time is on Thursdays at 10 a.m., and the Young Adult Book Club meetings are held monthly. Please contact the library for details on when the next meeting is held and the current book.
Bree Aldrich is the branch librarian and can be reached at 385-4090.
The Ward County Library Bookmobile makes three stops in Kenmare on the fourth Monday of the month at Kenmare Elementary School, Kenmare High School and Kenmare Day Care.
On the second and fourth Thursday of the month, the bookmobile makes two stops in Berthold at the school and downtown and later in Carpio.
Downtown Makoti, the Makoti school and downtown Ryder are stops on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
The bookmobile makes 16 other stops each month across Ward County.
Tyler said the library staff continues to make plans and update people regarding the move as it becomes available. The latest information is printed in the library’s monthly newsletter.
“I encourage people to give me a call here in Minot if they have specific questions and I will try to answer them,” she said.
Tyler can be reached by telephone at 852-5388 or by e-mail at (email@example.com)... Read EVERY WORD on EVERY PAGE of The Kenmare News by subscribing--online or in print!