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Mar 8, 2010 11:38 AM

1 new Ouachita library to open early, 2nd late

RICHWOOD, La. (AP) Ouachita Parish Public Library officials say the new branch in Richwood will open in July a month earlier than scheduled. But a new regional branch in West Monroe won't open until next year.

Library Director Cheryl Mouliere says weather delays have added four to six months to the schedule for the Southwest Ouachita Parish branch.

That branch and the Ollie Burns Memorial branch in Richwood have identical designs. Construction began last summer, with plans for crews to complete each phase of work in Richwood, then move to West Monroe for the same work.

They were able to get the roof up on the Ollie Burns branch before the rain set in. But West Monroe has not had enough consecutive days of dry weather to pour the foundation for the Southwest Regional branch.

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Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com

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