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New Backyard Entrance Open; Construction Closure Slated for Sept. 3-19

imageJackson, WY- Library lovers can now enter Teton County Library through 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 playful, willow fence around the children’s yard. Also, as we enter our final phase of construction, the library will close Sept. 3-19 to allow crews to install power access points in the main wing and to move collections to their final home. Now in the home stretch, the library’s addition and renovation project will be completed in February 2013.

When the library reopens Friday, 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.

Once complete, the renovated reading area will look out on the library’s backyard, which has just been seeded with mountain brome, blue bunch wheatgrass, Idaho Fescue, Sheep Fescue, sticky geranium and Lewis Blue Flax. Next to the Teen and Children’s Wing, a playful fence, made of organic materials, now encircles an outdoor area, giving the space the feel of a secret garden. The enclosed yard provides an outdoor venue for future library programs.

Architects on the project are Gilday Architects with Humphries/Poli Architects, and Construction Manager is GE Johnson. image

Services & 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. 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.

More Info
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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