Jackson, WY- As Teton County Library enters its final phase of construction, the library will close for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3 and remain closed through Wednesday, Sept. 19. When the library reopens Thursday, Sept. 20, library patrons will have access to three new study rooms. Renovations, meanwhile, will continue with crews working on the new west reading area; installing a fireplace; and adding windows to the south side of the building to create a cozier place for seating, reading and connecting to the outdoors. The addition and renovation will be completed in February 2013.
“We’ve worked hard to keep the library open to the community throughout the construction process. So, some of our temporary spaces have been tight,” said Deb Adams, Library Director. “Now that we’re in the final stretch, I’m looking forward to unveiling all of the library’s new features in February 2013.”
Though construction is still underway, library lovers are already enjoying the newly finished Teen and Children’s Wing, a new computer center for adults and a new lobby. The library also has a new, second entrance, easily accessible from the START bus stop on Snow King Avenue. Simply follow the sidewalk through the library’s newly landscaped backyard and check out the whimsical, willow fence around the children’s yard, which will provide an outdoor venue for programs.
Architects on the project are Gilday Architects with Humphries/Poli Architects, and Construction Manager is GE Johnson.
Services and Programs during the September Closure:
Although librarians will not be available for reference help or other library services during the closure, patrons can utilize many online resources via the library’s website, TCLib.org. You can use your library card number and PIN to access library databases and your personal library card account; download books from the library’s ebook collection; and read staff reviews.
Some library programs will continue to happen at off-site locations during the closure. See the library online calendar, TCLib.org/calendar, for event information during the closure and throughout the month.
No checked-out library materials will have due dates during the closure except for interlibrary loan (ILL) materials borrowed from outside of Teton County. ILLs may be returned at any time in the library book drop, located just outside the library entrance. Patrons are encouraged to hold on to materials which are not due back until the library reopens, to assist in minimizing the number of materials needing to be reshelved during the closure.
For updates, temporary closures and information about this project, visit: http://www.tclib.org/addition and http://www.tclib.org/calendar. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/TetonLibrary to get last-minute construction updates via tweets or like us on http://www.facebook.com/TCLibrary to get weekly construction and event information. You can also sign up for our monthly events e-calendar, which will include important construction dates and closures at http://www.tclib.org/enews. For construction questions, call Dail Barbour, Facility Manager at 307-733-2164 ext. 121 or Deb Adams, Director at 307-733-2164 ext. 128.
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