Open house will celebrate changes to McKell library
SOUTH SHORE, Ky. — An open house is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the McKell branch of the Greenup County Library as part of a $600,000 addition and renovation project, according to Sharon Haines, Greenup County librarian.
The library’s trustees approved a 1,750-square-foot addition to the branch library, including an 890-square-foot addition to the community room.
“We’ve expanded to accommodate larger programs,” Haines said Wednesday.
A full-size kitchen, a large motorized screen for movies and a smart TV also have been added at the branch library, she said.
The library branch is located on U.S. 23 near McKell Elementary School. The branch library opened about 20 years ago, and this is the first major improvement since then.
The main branch is located in Greenup, and there are branches at South Shore and Flatwoods. The library also is looking at replacing its bookmobile, Haines said.
The South Shore branch also recently updated its computers and internet services, she said.
The branch is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sunday.
In the spring, the branch is looking at extending the closing time one additional evening, Haines said.
The branch also has two preschool story hours on Thursdays, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The Greenup County library system will celebrate its 50th year of operation in 2019, Haines said.