Thursday, September 6, 2012

New South Branch library to open September 26

News Release

The Argentine Library, a Kansas City, Kan., Public Library branch, will close its doors Sept. 12-25 to reopen as the South Branch Library and celebrate its grand opening Sept. 26.

“The Argentine Library is a wonderful old Carnegie Library that has served the community since 1917, however, it was designed for a smaller population with a different set of needs,” said Jack Granath, Argentine Library Branch Manager.

The new $6 million library will offer an accessible building and up-to-date technology.

The public is invited to attend South Branch Library’s grand opening Wednesday, Sept. 26, beginning at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Following the ceremony patrons are welcome to explore the library and ask employees questions regarding new technology and program information. The library will close at 5 p.m. on Sept. 26 and resume regular hours Sept. 27.

South Branch Library will be the first KCK Public Library branch circulating Nook eReaders for check out.

The eReaders will be pre-loaded with content and have access to the library’s collection using Axis 360, a digital media circulation platform for libraries.

Axis 306 offers several benefits for library staff and patrons including search, digital checkout and simple downloading. Axis 360 also includes Blio, an interactive and engaging ereading software application.

South Branch Library’s regular hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.