Starting on  June 1, we began the transition from the first phase of the renovation to the second phase, which will last from through August. The second phase will continue the projects begun in the first phase, including updating Youth Services, renovating bathrooms, and installing new ductwork for our heating and cooling system. Here is what to expect during phase two:

  • Work in Youth Services will move to the north side of the building. In phase one, work occurred in the south half of the department. On June 1, the collections currently in the north half will move to the southern half, and the north half will be closed to the public. The picture book collection and storytimes will continue to be in the Current Periodicals Room.
  • Second floor bathrooms will be closed to the public. Bathrooms will be available on the first floor and lower levels. The are baby changing facilities in the First Floor women's room and the Lower Level men's room. 
  • The third floor Adminstration offices will be closed for renovations. Administration, including Community Services, will be located in the third floor Tech Services office space. They will be available by appointment during this time.
  • And one big project that will just last through June, is the digging and installation of the geothermal wells for our new geothermal heating and cooling system, which will be implemented in a portion of the building. The drilling crew finished digging the wells on June 11, and crews will be spending the rest of June hooking the wells up to the building and repairing the front lawn. It's a messy project, but we're excited for the eco-friendly end result.

There are a lot of changes going on throughout the Library right now, so please don't hesitate to give us a call or speak with a staff member next time you're in the building.

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