The Brazil Public Library is open, sort of.
Director Jill Scarbrough has opened the doors, and the staff has brought many newly released books, audio CD's and magazines outside the front door. Employees are offering an alternative to residents tired of waiting for the library to open.
"It's like a sidewalk sale," Scarbrough said, "Although the books are for borrowing, not purchasing."
The Library began this alternative service in the wake of recent setbacks, which have delayed the opening of the newly renovated building for almost a year.
"We want our patrons to be able to utilize the library's resources if they can," Scarbrough said. "While we can't open the building to the public, we can get the books to the readers."
According to Scarbrough, the staff has pulled out all the new books and current magazines and are fielding special requests from loyal customers.
"We started doing the outside library on Tuesday," Scarbrough said. "We had people trickling in all afternoon, and they were so happy to be able to get some new books to read. We even had a run on divorce papers, we sold 10 packs."
The library will be open every Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.