Originally published in the North Central Newsletter, by Trisha Hicks, Iowa Library Services-North Central, Algona, Iowa
The Burt Public Library celebrated the grand opening of their Village Post Office on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The library is able to sell stamps, prepaid boxes, and accept small boxes for shipment. The main post office in Burt now closes at 11:30 am every weekday, so the afternoon hours with the library serving as the VPO, give the public more opportunity to purchase/mail items. There were 82 people who attended the grand opening and wished the library well in its newest endeavor to meet the needs of the Burt community.
Director Trisha Hicks, Assistant Librarian Sonya Harsha, and Substitute Sue Chihak at the VPO Grand Opening
USPS staff visiting at Burt, the first library in Iowa to become a Village Post Office