Monday, April 19, 2010

Library closures and temporary locations

As part of an improvement of our service to the community, several Richmond Public Library branches are now operating in temporary locations while branches undergo major renovations.

The North Avenue library closed on April 8th for renovations, but has re-opened today. April 19th, in a temporary location at the former Norrell Elementary School. This new location is located at 2120 Fendall Avenue off of North Avenue, and is less than one mile from the North Ave branch.

This temporary branch will not offer full services, but will have computers available for public use, will host children's programs and will also have a small book collection. If you have further questions, feel free to call the library at 646-6675.

EDIT - Westover Hills materials may show as "available" in the online catalog, but no materials are available from the branch as all materials are inaccessible until the branch re-opens this fall. We apologize for any confusion.

The Westover Hills branch has also closed temporarily for renovations, and the Belmont branch has expanded its hours on Mondays and Wednesdays to help accommodate this closure. Hours on Mondays and Wednesdays are now 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (previously, hours were 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on these days). All other hours will remain the same.

Renovations are expected to be complete by mid-November with great improvements to both libraries. If you have thoughts on the temporary arrangements or further questions, feel free to contact your local branch. We look forward to enjoying these future improvements!

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