New mixes with old at renovated Hastings Library.

HASTINGS, Neb. -- When the Hastings Public Library opens their doors to a newly renovated facility, patrons will discover a mix of old favorites and new features.

The library has been dislocated for over a year as their existing facility was stripped bare to the walls and rebuilt over again. The "new" library will open Saturday, October 21.

Technology Librarian Jake Rundle, appearing on NBC Nebraska Today, says the familiar meeting rooms, book inventory and computer work stations remain, but new features have been added.

Self-checkout stations are available at the exit, along with enclosed study areas, an outdoor seating area and expanded teens and kids areas.

Most impressive in the addition of technology in the Maker Space. Library visitors will be able to use 3-D printers, large sign printers, laser engravers, green screens and more. The Maker Space utilizes basement space previously not available to the public.

Library workers will be available to assist with the new technology.