Library Renewal Project News

Facade of The Holman Building at 542 Lighthouse Ave.

The Library Is Now Open at 542 Lighthouse Ave. #111!

There is a LOT going on as we prepare to begin the Library Renewal Project renovation of our building.

The Library building at 550 Central Ave. is CLOSED for Construction!

The building closure is scheduled to last until Fall of 2020, at which time the Renewal Project construction will be finished and we will return to our renovated building. Construction is now underway, so please do not attempt to enter the Library building. 

Fortunately, Library Services Continue!

While our building will be unavailable, we are open at our temporary location on the first floor of The Holman (542 Lighthouse Ave.). The Library is located in Suite 111, towards the right and rear as you enter the lobby.

During November the Library will be open the following hours:

  • Mondays: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 PM– 7:00 PM
  • Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  •  Fridays: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The following library services are now available:

  • The after hours book return has been moved. It is now at the corner of Grand and Lighthouse, ready to accept returned materials.
  • The Library’s collections for Children, Tweens and Teens are, with the exception of audio books for children, available in the Youth Area.
  • The remaining fiction (authors whose last names begin with K – Z) and the non-fiction books are in the “Closed Stacks” section, where they can be retrieved for patrons (but are unfortunately not available for browsing by the public)
  • Items waiting on hold are available to be picked up.
  • 7 Internet PCs for public use are available (with hopes to add 1-2 more) and one children’s “AWE” station with educational games for younger children.
  • Wifi access is available for those bringing their own devices.
  • Programs for children: Pre-school and Baby Rhyme Storytimes and other programs for children (Wacky Wednesdays, Lego My Library, Music With Mary Lee) have started up at The Holman. Mary Weyant, our childfren’s librarian, has also added a Pre-School storytime on Mondays at 12:30 pm at the Community Center.
  • Tech Help Tuesdays and Thursdays have started.

Services and programs not yet available:

  • Currently we do not have a public copier (and hence no printing directly from the public PCs) – the copier was damaged during the move. We have implemented workarounds for those needing to print from the public PCs (downloading files to an usb drive and/or emailing them to the reference desk where we can print them for people) and hope to have a replacement copier installed soon.
  • We are not yet taking payments for fines or lost/damaged materials. That should start next week.
  • We have far fewer seating areas than at our building. We are working to move some items into the back staff area to make space for additional tables and chairs.
  • We do not have the space at The Holman for programs like Author Night or for exhibiting our artwork or the clock collection. The last two are on hiatus until we move back to the Library next Fall; the Author’s Committee will likely take a break too, but if the right opportunity came along there is the possibility of having an event at another location.
  • We have many questions about when the jigsaw puzzle table will return. Unfortunately, due to our limited public space, that will also need to wait until our return to our building.

We will update the hours when they change, and will continue to provide Library Renewal Project updates over the next few weeks.

Please accept our apologies for any disruptions and many thanks in advance for bearing with us during this transition month!

 

Library Renewal Project Renderings:

  • Entrance
    Entrance
    Karin Payson architecture + design
  • Central Space
    Central Space
    Karin Payson architecture + design
  • Hall
    Hall
    Karin Payson architecture + design
  • Reading Room
    Reading Room
    Karin Payson architecture + design