WAITE PARK -- With the St. Cloud Library being temporarily closed due to a fire last month more people are turning to the Waite Park Library for resources.

Great River Regional Library Associate Director of Public Relations, Julie Henne says they've been keeping up with the increased business by extending hours at many locations.

"We have extended our hours actually in the Waite Park Library, Albany Library and the Clearwater Library."

Henne says by extending the hours at the three surrounding locations they can make up for the St. Cloud branch being temporarily closed.

Staffing has also increased at all three locations.

"All of the St. Cloud staff have been relocated to those locations (Waite Park, Albany, Clearwater) to accommodate those additional open hours. The items people put on hold can also be picked up at those locations and the shelves are full so we need additional staff to help manage the amount and quantity of items coming through those locations."

The St. Cloud Library could remain closed until early October.