Saturday, November 29, 2014

Library Moves Back Home

The Phoenicia Library is finally finished. I recently received this email from the library staff regarding the plans for moving from the temporary space on Ava Maria Drive to it's home on Main Street. Here is what they had to say.

3 + Years Later, We Are Going Back to Main Street!!

Phoenicia Library Will Be CLOSED
Starting December 4th

To Pack, Move, and Set-Up our New Library


Wednesday, Dec. 3rd: LAST DAY at Ava Maria Library for library and computer use. No check-outs after this day until we reopen in January. See below for your options to get a hold.

Starting Around Dec. 11th: Computer/Internet “CafĂ©” at 9 Ava Maria location: Volunteers will open the building for public use of computers and internet. Days and times will be posted in advance and won’t follow our usual hours.

Friday, January 2nd, 2015: New Year, New Library! The Phoenicia Library re-opens at 48 Main Street, all our usual library and computer services start again.

Saturday, Jan. 17th 11-3: Please join us at our Grand Opening Party with refreshments and entertainment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What will you be doing when the library is closed?
There is much to be done to make our new, beautiful building at Main Street into a library. The staff will be working full time to pack, unpack, and train. Thank you for bearing with us and know that we are working to get your library up and running as soon as possible.

What services will be available during the closure?
Phoenicia Library will not be operating as a library until January 2nd.
However, starting about the 2nd week of December, there will be limited hours at Ava Maria for use of our computers and internet. Hours will be posted in advance at both libraries, and on our webpage.

Where do I get my books during the closure?
Once we close: if you wish to obtain a book during this time, please have it sent to another library that is convenient to you, such as Olive or Pine Hill libraries, for pickup. When you place a hold online, you may choose a library other than Phoenicia for pick up location. That library will contact you to let you know the hold is there. Otherwise, all books that are coming from other libraries will be available for pickup once we open at Main Street in January.

Where do I return my books?
You can return them into our drop box at either location, and volunteers will drop them off at another library periodically. Or, you can bring them to another library, especially if time is a concern.

What if I need to contact the library while you are closed?
Our phones will be down for a short while during the move, but you can call if it is urgent at 688-7811. Please be patient as we attempt to get back to you. You can always call another library if you need help getting a specific item delivered to another library while we are closed.

Thank you for all your help since the fire. Thanks to you we are almost home!