Hastings Public Library celebrates one year open since renovation

Hastings Public Library celebrates one year open since renovation. (NTV News)

The Hastings Public Library is celebrating a special anniversary this week.

October 21, 2018 marks exactly one year that the Hastings Public Library has been open since the renovation. It took nearly eight years of planning, fundraising, and completion before the reopening of this facility.

Officials say in the past year, both the number of items checked out and number of visits have been more than any they've ever had, adding that the end result has been a dream come true to many in the community.

"The community loves it and has embraced it, even some of the things that we miss about the old building had been replaced by things we love now," said Hastings Public Library Director Amy Hafer. "So it's just, it's really become a community living room space and it's loved by young and old."

Sunday's celebration included cake and punch, and kicks off a week's worth of activities including a giveaway, raffle drawings and a special story time.

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