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SCC Students Using Davenport Library

Davenport Library, Peggy Cartwright
the main branch, downtown, of the Davenport Public Library

Davenport's downtown library is now open additional hours thanks to an agreement with Scott Community College. Instead of opening its own library in the new urban campus, the college will use the city library that's just one block away.

Library Director, Amy Groskopf, says the college is paying part of the cost of keeping the library open an additional 10 1/2 hours a week - adding hours on Monday morning and at night, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

"Our patrons will enjoy the additional hours certainly. And since we're so close to the community college, it doesn't really make sense to duplicate services that close together."

Friday and Saturday hours will stay the same.

And to staff the extra hours, the library has hired two, new part-time workers and added more hours for security and custodial employees. Groskopf says her staff also was trained in how to use the special collections and data bases used by students from Scott Community College.

The changes went into effect at the beginning of March. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.