Volunteers in Sitka are getting ready for a big move.
The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports ( volunteers will begin moving 60,000 books and other items from Kettleson Library to make way for a major remodeling project at that city library.
The library will be closed, and volunteers will begin shuffling materials to a temporary home at the shuttered Stratton Library on the former Sheldon Jackson College campus.
Stratton has been closed since the college went out of business in 2007. It's been purchased by the state for an eventual conversion into an extension for the Sheldon Jackson Museum.
The library should reopen in the temporary space no later than Aug. 19.