Final preparations were under way at the C.H. Booth Library this week, as staff worked long hours to prepare for the reopening of the library, Saturday, March 8, at 9:30 am. The library has been closed since flooding from broken sprinkler pipes caused extensive damage the afternoon of Saturday, January 4.
“I think we are ready,” said Young Adult Librarian Kim Weber, Wednesday morning. Patrons will find all computer services up and running and familiar services available. Reconfigured spaces will provide a more natural flow, said Ms Weber, and newly painted walls, woodwork, and new carpeting will give a fresh look to the library.
The temporary information desk at the Edmond Town Hall has been closed in order to prepare for the library reopening. All forms that were located there have been moved to third floor Reference Department.
“The soft reopening is scheduled to test all systems to make sure everything is working properly and make repairs if there are any glitches,” said C.H. Booth Board of Trustees president Martha Robilotti.” I recommend patrons sign up to receive library blasts through their e-mail, so they are automatically updated on all library news,” she added. A grand opening to the public will take place Saturday, March 22, with special programs and entertainment.
Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am to 8 pm; Friday, 11 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am to 5 pm; and Sunday noon to 5 pm. Program information can be found at www.chboothlibrary.org.
The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library announced this week that as of March 8, donations of books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and computer games will again be accepted at the library. Donations can be placed on the cart outside the Children’s Department any time during library hours. Donations can also be made at the trailer set up for that purpose at the Newtown Transfer Station on Ethan Allen Road, off of Route 25. No permit is required to enter. Pick up can be arranged for large donations by calling 203-270-4537.