Wenatchee Public Library will move into a temporary downtown location for one year while the existing library undergoes a $1.5 million remodel.
North Central Regional Library signed a lease last week with Wenatchee Downtown Investments for the old Seafirst Bank building at the corner of Orondo and Wenatchee Avenues. The library will begin moving into the new space in mid-April and open to the public in mid-May.
Dan Langager sat down with the Library’s Manager Courtney Tiffany to talk about the remodel long in the works.
Library materials will be spread throughout the three-story bank building. Because the building is smaller than the current library, there will be fewer books and meeting spaces will be shared. Story times, STEM and other programs will still be held at the library. But the summer programs, which tend to draw larger crowds, will be held at Pybus Public Market this year.
Friends of Wenatchee Public Library raised nearly $1.5 million to remodel the 60-year-old library on Douglas Street. Construction should start in May and wrap up next spring.