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Roof Replacement Begins Monday, September 26

After 120 years, the library’s original tile roof is scheduled to be replaced with work beginning on Monday, September 26. The clay tiles will be replaced with new French tiles by Ludowici, the same company that made the original tiles in 1902.

Construction does mean a few inconveniences. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Planned work days are Monday through Saturday, and the project will take 3-4 weeks to complete.
  • There will be no parking (including the handicap parking space) on the brick parking area off of 4th Street. The parking lot will be restricted for contractor use and equipment.
  • Outdoor programming on the 4th Street Lawn will be moved inside during the replacement.
  • The project could be noisy, especially in the fiction areas on the upper level. While is it not a safety hazard to be on the upper level, it will be a louder environment than normal. If you would prefer to avoid the noise, consider placing holds on adult fiction materials and picking them up from the holds shelf on the lower level or in a Library Locker on the parking ramp level.


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