February 21, 2009 in Washington Voices

New space nearly complete

Liberty Lake Library in new location will be three times larger, have children’s section and conference room
By The Spokesman-Review
J. Rayniak photo

Liberty Lake librarian Pamela Mogen stands at the front door of the new Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.
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Liberty Lake Library employees and patrons alike are in a nearly gleeful state of excitement as they anticipate the planned opening of the new library March 2.

The library with humble beginnings as a room of donated books staffed by volunteers has been bursting at the seams its current location at 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane for years.

The new building at 23123 E. Mission Ave., which also includes space for the Police Department, will triple the space available for the library. “I just can’t wait for people to see,” said library director Pamela Mogen. She spent the last few months scouring the region for used book shelves and picked out everything from the carpet to the paint.

The city purchased the building last summer after a bond to build a new library and community center failed at the polls. The

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