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Western Dakota Tech unveils new library

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A technical school has opened its doors and new library to the Rapid City community.

Western Dakota Tech unveiled its new $2 million library Friday in a grand opening ceremony. Representatives from the school, Pennington County and the City of Rapid City took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Library director Greta Chapman says students and community members have full access to the 12,000 book library, including readers from rapid valley.

Chapman says it important for the new library to embrace the ever-evolving technological world while fostering literacy.

"Literacy is the backbone of the economy," said Chapman. "It's the backbone of our culture. It's how we progress as a civilization and so we can do that both in a virtual world and in a physical world and this facility certainly does provide it in that way."

The 11,000 sq. ft. library has 20 computers, a fireplace and a literacy area for children.

The library is open the following hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. noon to 5 p.m.

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Rapid City, SD 57701

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