The library will need to open late at 2 pm next Monday (5/21) for the last major construction push: new service desks.
The ballot box will be accessible on Monday (May 14) and Tuesday (May 15). On those days, library volunteers will be outside with the ballot box from 10 am-2pm; the ballot box will be inside the library from 2 pm-8 pm.
Youth programs will continue their normal schedule at their off-site locations during the time the library opens late.
Due to construction, the library will open late at 2:00 PM on weekdays starting Monday, May 14. This should last a week, but may go longer. The library will be open regular hours on the weekend: Saturdays 10 am-6 pm, Sundays 1 pm-6 pm.
*We are out of the free book boxes.*
The library has free book boxes available. These boxes were gently used for book storage for the renovation. Ask at the Circulation Desk for more information. Available while supplies last.
The Non-Fiction area continues undergoing renovation work. The restrooms have new tile flooring and are getting new fixtures. The bookshelves are back in place and secured, with staff and volunteers working to put the entire Non-Fiction collection back on the shelves so the area can be opened as soon as possible.
The staff area has been painted and is getting new carpet. This has meant moving staff and work stations to other areas of the building.
The reading area by the large windows looking onto Wilsonville Road is currently closed. Magazines and newspapers are available on the long tables across from the Circulation Desk. The reading area will receive new paint and carpet, as well as new ceiling light fixtures.
The entrance into the library proper is receiving a facelift, including the permanent removal of the doors.
Coming soon is new paint and carpet for the area around the Circulation Desk. This will involve scaffolding so that the painters can access the walls up to the ceiling.
Due to library storage needs, the study rooms will not be available for the next few weeks. We will reopen them as soon as possible.
Also due to library storage needs, we are not able to accept book donations for the next few weeks.
The Children's Room has reopened, with some more renovation work to come, including a new door out to the sculpture wall patio. Although the Children's Room is open, Children's programs will still be held at other locations throughout the city.
The Teen area is in its new location in the back corner of the Fiction area, with the YA books back on the shelves.
The Fiction area has been painted and carpeted, and the shelves are being put back in place (and in some new places).
The Non-Fiction area and restrooms are undergoing renovation work, so they will not be accessible for the next few weeks.
Most of the collections have been moved around the building to accommodate the renovation:
On the Non-Fiction shelves:
- Children's books
- Adult Fiction (incl. mysteries, science fiction/fantasy, Christian fiction, Westerns)
By the library entrance:
- Large Print (limited collection)
- New books
- "Lucky Day" items
In storage (or headed there):
- Adult Non-Fiction
- the majority of Large Print
Different areas of the library have been repainted (lobby, Children's Room, some staff areas). In progress are creating a doorway from the Children's staff office to the new Teen area, building new walls for the Reference staff office (the interior windows were removed), and renovating the Children's Room entrance.
We are waiting for the new carpet to be delivered sometime later this month. Once the carpet arrives, the renovation will be able to progress faster.
The library renovation has officially started! Phase 1 is the Children's Room. For the next 4-6 weeks, construction crews will be renovating the Children's Room by building a new service desk, putting new paint on the walls, and replacing the carpet.
Although the Children's Room is temporarily closed, you can still check out children's books and videos and use the play area —just in different locations. The children's materials are now located on the Adult Non-Fiction shelves and available to check out, and the Play Area is currently in the Teen reading area.
Meanwhile, other collections are moving as well. New Large Print books are now near the library entrance next to the New Books. The Adult Spanish books are now on new wall shelves in the central reading area. The rest of the Adult Non-Fiction collection is currently being boxed up for storage.
The official start date for the renovation is Monday, January 29. To prepare for that, we have started moving different library collections around the building.
The Adult Non-Fiction collection is being moved to storage for the duration of the renovation, and their empty shelves will hold rotating collections from other parts of the building. Recently returned Adult Non-Fiction items can be found on the short shelves in the Magazine reading area; feel free to check those books out and take them home.
Currently, the Children's collection is now on the Adult Non-Fiction shelves because the Children's room is Phase 1 of the renovation. This phase is expected to take approximately four weeks, and will include a new Children's Reference Desk, as well as new paint and carpeting.
Starting in January, the Library will begin undergoing a renovation to update the building for the first time since its expansion in 2002.
Renovation tasks include:
- New Service Desks
- New Young Adult Area
- Remodeled Bathrooms
- New Carpet
- New Paint
- New HVAC
The library will be open during the renovation with limited services. Most library programs will continue through the winter; however, they will take place in various locations around the city. Locations and new times are noted below.
PROGRAMS ON THE MOVE (occurring at other locations)
Adult Winter Reading Program = available in print and online
Book Club = Community Center
Book Notes Concerts = Community Center
ESL class = Parks & Rec Administration building
Genealogy Club = City Hall
Great Books Discussion Group = City Hall
History Pub= McMenamins’ Old Church
Exception: Tax Help will be at the library.
Baby Time = City Hall (Council Chambers), Tuesdays at 11 am
Play Group= Community of Hope Church, Mondays, at 10 am
Storytime = City Hall (Council Chambers), Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, Wednesdays at 10 am, 11 am, and 1 pm
*No Storytime on Thursdays
Toddler Time= City Hall (Council Chambers), Tuesdays at 10 am
PROGRAMS “ON BREAK” (to return after the renovation is complete)
First Friday Films
K-2 Book Adventures