SPRING MILLS, W.Va. -- With circulation up 11 percent over the previous fiscal year, next week's opening of a larger facility for North Berkeley Public Library couldn't come at a better time.
The new facility at 1255 T.J. Jackson Drive off W.Va. 901 is almost triple the size of the library's current location on the ground floor of the Marlowe Ruritan Club, according to Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library system Director Pamela K. Coyle.
It is scheduled to open Oct. 1.
The new space, configured from two "instructional cottages" donated by the Berkeley County Board of Education, is about 1,200 square feet in size, Coyle said.
Mobile shelving units will allow multiple uses of the space, which Coyle anticipates will be inviting to library patrons.
While temporary, Coyle expects exterior alterations will be done to improve the building's appearance on two acres next to CNB bank that was donated in 2007 by Panhandle Builders & Excavating Inc.