On June 14, 2019 the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library System held a grand opening and ribbon cutting to celebrate a long-awaited renovation. About 100 people showed up to take a look at the updated library.
The Morningside branch library features a children's area, an expanded area for private computer use, new lighting, shelving and seating.
Siouxland Public Media's Mary Hartnett broadcasted "The Exchange" live during the Grand Opening. She was joined by historian Tom Munson of the Sioux City Public Museum, architect Matt Basye and library director Helen Rigdon. Plus, twin library fans Tyler and Brayden Cook talked to Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer about what they like about the updated facility. Production Intern Dylan Ferguson also assisted with the broadcast.