Sartell Considering Second Delivery Day To Book Locker System
SARTELL -- Library goers won't have to wait as long to pick up their library book at the Sartell Community Center.
During Monday's city council meeting, the council will look to approve an amendment to their Library Service Agreement with the Great River Regional Library.
The amendment would provide a second delivery day to allow more patrons to be served and increase more services within three days instead of waiting seven days for new material.
GRRL Distribution Manager Aron Murphy says the locker system is performing better than they had expected.
"We've been serving 20-30 patrons every week. We are seeing a little backlog and that's why we've been in talks with the city of Sartell in adding another delivery date to relieve some of that backlog."
The additional delivery day will cost an extra $2,000 a year, which will be incorporated into the city's operating budget and not impact the overall general fund.
Murphy says they are excited to see the locker system doing so well and thanks his staff for their hard work and Sartell residents for their support.
"My staff does a wonderful job keeping the material coming and going and I just want to tell the patrons of Sartell we are doing the best we can and hope they keep using the system."
If approved Murphy says his staff could begin doing the two-day a week delivery by the end of the month.
The on-site locker system includes 44-lockers, a payment kiosk for fines and renewals and a book drop off.
Currently ordered books are delivered to the kiosk every Tuesday, and books that are returned are picked up Tuesday through Friday.
The locker system is part of a three-year pilot project.