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By Marc Lutz 

Library extends hours, hires assistant with help of grant


January 20, 2022

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Assistant Librarian Sarah Scambler helps patron Michael Bania with her selection of books to check out from the Irene Ingle Public Library last Friday. The library has extended its hours thanks to a grant.

Patrons of the Irene Ingle Public Library will now have more time to peruse the aisles, take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and checkout their favorite books.

Thanks to a grant through the American Rescue Plan Act, last year's federal pandemic aid spending bill, the library is extending its hours to six days a week. The funds have also made it possible to hire a third person to help with the pages of responsibilities.

Library Director Margaret Villarma said the $14,040 grant is through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and was secured with the help of the Wrangell Cooperative Associ...

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