Patrons of Auburn’s Seymour Library can get their materials via curbside pickup only this week as the library begins the next phase of a construction project.
Phase 2 involves renovations to the library’s west lobby. From the library website:
These renovations will improve the functionality of the West Lobby (a 1993 addition) for library users and staff with a new layout, furniture, energy-efficient lighting, and updates to modernize the library’s current elevator. Part of the renovation will include new bay windows that will add cozy reading nooks and study spaces for library customers.
When does Phase Two officially start? Phase Two will start on Monday, April 18th!
During the first week of construction, aka “Demo Week,” the library will be open for Curbside Pickup ONLY from Monday, April 18 through Saturday, April 23, as construction starts in the West Lobby. Library staff will be available Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm to place holds over the phone and deliver books right to your car. If you have a book or other library item that is due back during that week, we have extended the due dates to April 25. Our book drop will remain open for returns.
The library will reopen on Monday, April 25, and construction will continue through early fall, during which time library customers will be able to enter the library through the historic front entrance! Please note that accommodations will be made for those with mobility issues. Please call the library before your visit to arrange for assistance in advance and that curbside pickup will be available.
Stay tuned to our social media as we start the next phase!
In Phase 1, the children’s room received upgrades and a new name. It’s now known as the the Richard S. and Jeanne Z. Dunn Family Space. The construction project began in March, 2021.
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