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