South Branch Library closed November 8 for renovations. Those renovations brought the library to about 10,500 sq. ft. and added $387,000 in books, technology, and furniture. There is now a kids' area, a teen section, a computer lab, and a self-checkout.
These new things are suited to the growing community. South Branch registers more hours in computer use than any other library in the district. It's also home to an extensive Spanish-speaking section, and a staff that is fluent in many languages.