Last week, the library along Main Street reopened to families for the first time in almost a year.
The library, along with Dykshoorn Park, underwent around $6 million worth of renovations.
The library added new shelving, furniture, a game table for teens, and a Lego wall.
“We’ve really tried to create a space that feels like a home away from home. That we’re not just a depository for books. We’re not just like a shopping mall where you find what you need and get out,” the library’s community engagement assistant Michaela Schaff said. “We want to be a place where people can come and experience community and just enjoy their time.”
The project was paid for with a $3 million donation from Energy Transfer, along with funding from the Mandan Visitors Fund.
The library is now open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.