by Dennis Dalman
The outreach locker-library system at the Sartell Community Center will soon get an added delivery day each week, Friday as well as Tuesday.
The locker system allows Sartell residents to order materials from the St. Cloud-based Great River Regional Library system via Internet. Those items are then delivered by GRRL staff to secure lockers in the community center. Patrons can then pick up those materials and drop them off for pick-up.
Previously, the Sartell City Council authorized $16,000 per year for one-day delivery service to the locker system. However, demand for locker-delivery of GRRL library materials is running 50 to 60 percent above what was expected.
To add a second day of delivery each week (Friday), which would free up locker spaces, will cost an extra $2,600 per year.
At its Jan. 22 meeting, city council members agreed that is a reasonable cost for a service residents are using. If user demand continues, another delivery date could be added in the future and perhaps more locker space could be added to the Sartell Community Center, said Sartell Administrator/Financial Director Mary Degiovanni.