From boutique event space to interesting library space, the new location at 752 Main St. will soon begin another conversion. Shelves are being assembled and book carts will soon be delivered in preparation for the move to our new home. With comfy furniture and beautiful wall décor, it’s looking more like home all the time.
There’s plenty of space to spread out, sit and read, work on computers, snack and chat with friends and gather for meetings and programs. We’ve been planning where to relocate the movies, new books and computers designated for adults and teens. There’s room for everyone and we hope the new library will be a place the whole community can enjoy.
We requested your ideas about how to utilize this space, and we’ve been listening. There’s a clipboard on the checkout counter where visitors to the old library can jot down what programs they’d like to see, what groups could meet in the library and anything else we might do to make this your center for education and entertainment. We’re willing to partner with other organizations to help facilitate these ideas. Visit soon to share your ideas.
Since we will be closed between April 15 through April 29, those who’ve checked out materials due during that time should know they may return them in the drop box at 904 Main St. Our 352-8554 phone number will remain connected, so you may call to renew books during that time as well. Movies cannot be renewed, nor can books that might be on hold for other customers. Our Wi-Fi connection will remain on until April 20 at which time it will be disconnected and moved to the new location. We apologize for any inconvenience, but know the wait will be worth. Have patience with us while we reestablish ourselves in the new library, as we have thousands of items to move.
In the middle of this move, we’ll hold our Open House on Sat., April 21 from noon to 3 p.m. We won’t be able to check out materials, but those who wish to sign up for a card can fill out an application to receive a card. Then when the library opens, they can begin checking out books and movies. The Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at noon to begin the special day. Refreshments will be served and several volunteers will be on hand to show visitors around. Adrian Zink, the new superintendent from Mine Creek Battlefield Historic Site will introduce special guest Andrea Warren, who will begin her presentation at 1:30 p.m. The children’s book author will speak about her work and a short question-and-answer period will follow. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the afternoon.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Open House and we look forward to seeing our regular customers and new faces as well.