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Lawrence County Public Library to Close for Repairs

posted May 26, 2015, 11:08 AM by Lawrence County Public Library   [ updated May 26, 2015, 11:09 AM ]

The Lawrence County Public Library will be closed June 1st, 2015 until June 15th, 2015 for the final repairs related to the December 2014 water damage from the water heater leak that flooded the library.  This will be the library’s biggest repair project since the flood.  During this process all contents will be packed and moved to allow new carpeting to be installed.

 Library Director Rex Bain requests that all patrons hold any materials they have checked out that is due within this time frame.  “We do not know what day they will be laying the carpet adhesive,” stated Bain, “so if materials are returned during this time frame, it is possible that these materials would fall on the adhesive.  This could damage the materials.”  In preparation for this, the library will not charge fines from June 1st through June 16th.  Fines will begin charging on June 17th.  The drop box will be locked during the closure to prevent patrons from accidentally dropping items onto the adhesive.

 The Lawrence County Public Library regrets any inconvenience this will cause patrons; however, the LCPL staff and Board of Trustees wants this project completed far enough in advance that it will not impact the 2015 Summer Reading Program.  The contractors have informed Bain that it is possible they may finish the work ahead of schedule, if so, the library will open earlier than June 15th.  The library will announce any change to the reopening schedule at, FaceBook, as well as, provide press releases to the Moulton Advertiser, Decatur Daily, and WALW 98.3.