The Rice Lake Public Library at 2 E. Marshall St. reopened its doors Monday morning to approximately 10 eager patrons waiting to enter at both the new Main Street entrance and the Marshall Street entrance. Visitor numbers multiplied quickly in the next several minutes as books were returned and curious crowds perused the spacious new aisles.

The Rice Lake Public Library's 8 1/2-month renovation which began in March at 2 E. Marshall was completed on time and under budget last week.

The library's only program scheduled for October is a visit from New York Times Bestselling author, William Kent Krueger on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. Regular programming will resume in November. The library also asks those who are fostering books to keep them until the Nov. 11 due date.

Library hours remain 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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