People living in George, Wash. will no longer have to travel great distances to check out a book as the town's first public library opened earlier this month.
The Columbia Basin Herald reported Friday that the library, which is run by North Central Regional Library, occupies 2,000 square feet of an office complex in downtown George, and that it houses a large collection of children's and adult books as well as research materials.
"A lot of our hours are after school hours, so we can better serve school students," Librarian Betty Simon said to the Herald. "They can do their research here, and do their homework here."
Simon was quoted as saying that the library has been attracting a good amount of readers since opening.
"We've been very busy issuing new library cards, and helping people check out items," she said. "It's been really exciting."
The branch can be found at 108 N. Washington Way, and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.