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Home sweet (temporary) home for Farmington library

The Dakota County Library in Farmington opened the doors as its new location in Farmington City Hall Monday. The temporary library space has lots of seating and all of the other favorite offerings of the county library system. The regular library building, located across the street, is being renovated this winter and spring. 1 / 2
The Dakota County Library in Farmington's temporary quarters are located on the second floor at Farmington City Hall. 2 / 2

The doors to the relocated Dakota County Library in Farmington opened at noon on Monday, and it took visitors little time to find the new location.

In fact, it took less than 15 minutes for at least a dozen patrons to find their way up to the second level of Farmington City Hall, where the library is located for the next six months or so.

The temporary library is set up in a conference room on the north side of city hall. It’s got most of the amenities of the regular library – albeit, downsized – complete with computers for public use, a children’s section, tables and chairs, and the “hold” rack for books.

The library will be housed at Farmington City Hall until a renovation project at the library building across the street is complete, sometime in the summer of this year.

Hours of operation at the temporary location are: Monday and Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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