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South Valley Riverton Journal

Library Receives Fresh Makeover

Dec 05, 2014 10:16AM ● By Rachel Hall

The Riverton Library closed in October to receive a makeover that will make the space more appealing and accessible for patrons. The reopening is just in time for the community to participate in the scheduled holiday events at the branch.

The Riverton Library is scheduled to reopen its doors in mid-December after being shut down in October for renovations.

“It’s more of a makeover,” Library Manager Christa Warren said.

The last set of renovations that the branch received was four years ago, but there were still improvements that needed to be made to make the library more user-friendly and appealing to patrons.

“The carpet was 15 years old,” Warren said.

In additional to new carpet, the wiring and work stations have been updated. The new reference desk has been designed with kids in mind, so that the space is more open and accessible by everyone that visits.

During the closure, holds on materials are being sent to Riverton’s sister library in South Jordan and patrons are also able to return borrowed materials to any Salt Lake County Library branch.

While this arrangement has been beneficial for keeping up with circulation, Warren is anxious to be back in Riverton’s community with the regular faces at the branch that she describes as part of the neighborhood.

“We are excited to have our patrons come back and see us,” she said.

The library not only maintains a collection of 95,000 items, but offers WiFi access in addition to computer workstations equipped with the internet and Microsoft Office.

Once the doors open, the Riverton Library will be back to full operation with a list of events already scheduled.