Visitors to the Kennewick library on Union Street have easier access to the internet and other digital discoveries with the newly opened technology center.
An extensive remodeling project using $220,000 from a Shirley Stroh Estate endowment helped create the new feature that centralizes most online technologies.
A public open house is planned for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
In addition to providing a central place for public use of high-tech equipment, the tech center has added computers, which now number 51, a classroom with a projector and instructor station for computer-driven classes.
There also is a new copy and print center and four 15-minute quick-access internet stations.
And there is a dedicated customer service station.
Consolidating computer activities also frees up other areas of the library for mobile and wireless users, said Mid-Columbia Libraries officials.
People who attend Wednesday's event can enter to win a Kindle Fire e-reader and a Nook Touch e-reader as door prizes.