FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Contact: Susan Brown, Lawrence Public Library, (785) 843-3833, ext. 123, firstname.lastname@example.org
Library move slated for early January
(Lawrence, Kan.) -As renovation and expansion of Lawrence Public Library begins in early 2013, the library’s collections, services, and offices will move into a temporary home. Beginning January 7th, the library will close for approximately two weeks and move to 700 New Hampshire Street, the former Borders building.
“We’re very excited about the upcoming library expansion and renovation,” said Brad Allen, library director. “Moving out of the building will help keep the project on schedule and on budget and will help us offer as many library services as possible. We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding during this time of transition.
Library staff plan to maintain some core services during the move. No interruption to the website or catalog is expected, so items can still be requested via the library catalog. Those requests will be filled on a limited basis, with items available for pick up at the Vermont Street location during limited hours. Although the buildings will be closed during this time, librarians will answer basic reference questions via phone, email, and chat. The library’s social media team will be posting and tweeting updates throughout the expected two week closure. While the library is closed, no items will be due and no fines will be assessed. While the book drops will all function as usual, library users are encouraged not to return items during this time.
The majority of the library collections will move to 700 New Hampshire Street. The items that do not fit in the temporary space will be placed in a nearby storage facility and will be easily retrievable by library staff. There will be space for smaller programs, such as story times and book clubs, and arrangements are being made with community partner organizations to host larger library events.
Lawrence Public Library is your spot for recreational reading, cultural programming, and informational resources. To find out more, visit www.lawrencepubliclibrary.org.
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