The new county library in Layton is open and doing a brisk business . . . and it's finally been dedicated, too.

The new Central Branch Library opened its doors last week, and patrons have been streaming in ever since.Dedication ceremonies for the building at 155 N. Wasatch Drive in Layton's central commons park area were Saturday.

The $1.1 million building is the Davis County Library District's fourth library, joining the North Branch in Clearfield, South Branch in Bountiful and Headquarters Branch in Farmington.

The Layton facility is stocked with 30,000 books, according to branch librarian Jerry Meyer, and the district hopes to build that inventory up to 50,000 books in the next few years.

Meyer said the day the library opened, 1,200 items were checked out - a one-day volume it took the Clearfield branch several years to reach.

The facility has conference rooms and a 70-seat auditorium available for public use at no charge during library hours and for a fee at other times.

Library hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed on Sunday.