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Library to Remain Closed Through September 27

Post Date:09/21/2018 10:39 AM

Due to unexpected electrical issues, the Colleyville Public Library will continue to be closed to the public through Thursday, September 27th.  The Library will re-open to the community on Friday, September 28th for normal business hours.

The Library has been undergoing a remodeling of its facility and has been closed this week for the execution of several key aspects of the project. Contractors experienced unforeseen issues after drilling into concrete for the installation of new conduit for electrical and data lines on the first floor. The electrical aspects caused a delay in the subsequent work also planned during the temporary Library closing. The Library was to re-open two days prior, but for the safety and protection of all patrons, must remain closed for the electrical work to be properly completed and inspected.

The delay has shifted the other elements – new carpet installation as well as the transfer and repositioning of the Library bookshelves – into next week as the Library remains closed.

Other areas of the project continue to move forward. New doors have been installed for the three study rooms allowing more light into those areas. In addition, the carpet in the children’s play area has also been removed as new rubber cork flooring will be installed. The second floor also now houses new magnetic whiteboards in the children’s activity area and in the meeting rooms.

Patrons have been actively utilizing the Library’s drive-up window during this time. The drive-up window is staffed and open at 9:00 a.m. through next Thursday. Library cardholders are still able to place items on hold and pick up and return books and other materials at the drive-up window located on the north side of the building.

The spatial reconfiguration of the Library began in early August.  Both levels of the Library have been undergoing updates to technology, floor space, shelving, lighting and much more.  The transformation will allow the library to better serve the changing needs of the Colleyville community and provide a more user-friendly and efficient facility for all citizens.

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