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Rochelle library celebrates 100th birthday

The Flagg-Rochelle Public Library celebrated their 100th birthday yesterday as area residents were able to tour the facility and learned some history behind the current building.

The original building was constructed in 1912 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

The addition to the library was built in 1989 as it increased the orginal building of 4,200 square feet to over 20,000 square feet.

Library director, Barbara Kopplin, said that the community is fortunate to have a facility like this for people to use.

The library currently has over 50,000 books and magazines along with 6 computers. People can use the computers for 45 minutes a day. The entire building is also wireless for lap top use.

Kopplin said that the biggest change for the library in the past several years is technology involving computers.

She also said that people still like to read books.

The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 until 8:30 and on Friday and Saturday from 10 until 5.
It's closed on Sunday. They currently have 3 full-time employees and 9 part-time workers.

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