Friday, October 28, 2016

Headquarters Library Open, Offering Limited Services

Headquarters Open, Offering Limited Services
Headquarters Library offering limited services during restoration period
           
Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, reopened Monday, October 31 at 9 a.m. pending any unforeseen circumstances.
Headquarters Library is undergoing repairs and restoration since the basement was flooded due to Hurricane Matthew. It housed library administration, community relations, computer services, technical services, and facilities and maintenance. These departments are being relocated to the first and second floors.
During the restoration period (at least through the end of December), all meeting rooms are unavailable to the public due to the relocation of staff offices. The Local & State History Room is also being used for staff offices; therefore, it is not accessible to the public. Staff will assist customers on a case-by-case basis in using materials at a service desk on the second floor. Some Local and State History Room materials will remain inaccessible during the recovery period.
Currently, the elevator is not operational. Staff will assist customers who need materials from the second floor. Most of Headquarters Library programming has been suspended or relocated during November and December. All regular story times will be held as scheduled; customers with limited mobility are encouraged to attend story times at one of the other library branches. A full calendar of all programs proceeding as normal can be found on our website; the story time schedule at all locations can be found here. All Writers’ Workshop programs at Headquarters Library are postponed until spring.
During the recovery period, public parking spaces are limited due to the presence of trucks needed for restoration work. Customers may park in the lot adjacent to the library and in the lot directly across Maiden Lane; some reserved library parking is available as well as paid spaces.
The Friends of the Library book sale room was also flooded and many books had to be discarded due to contaminated flood waters. The Friends book sales for November and February have been cancelled.
Individuals interested in supporting the library or donating materials can select "Give Now" on the library's website for more information.
            Please also note another upcoming closure: Cliffdale Regional Branch (6882 Cliffdale Road) will be closed October 31 – November 4 for replacement of the HVAC system.
For updates on library services and other county information regarding hurricane recovery, visit cumberland.lib.nc.us or find us on Facebook.


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