Union Gap Library Closing For Good
People who use the library in Union Gap are out of luck come December 14th -- that's when the library is closing its doors for good.
Union Gap is discontinuing its contract with Yakima Valley Libraries after deciding to demolish city hall, which includes the current library.
Earlier this year toxic, black mold was found in parts of the building.
When the Union Gap branch closes, residents will be able to use their library cards at other libraries within the county.
"That's the beauty of the district, they can go to any of the libraries in the district and order materials, use computers," said Libraries Director Kim Hixson, "Just like they would have at Union Gap."
"This is where I make sure that my student loan payments go through," said Union Gap resident Melody Walsh, "Now I have to travel up to Yakima library just to check that? It's ridiculous."
The library says employees at the Union Gap location will be reassigned to open positions around the county.