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Newsfront - January 25, 2008

Library closing Monday for two weeks

Renovations include state of the art carpet tiles

by Jordan M. Doronila

The Danville Library will be closed for renovations for 14 days starting next week.

The library will close Monday, Jan. 28, and is scheduled to reopen Monday, Feb. 11. The library's old carpeting will be replaced by First Choice Abbey Carpet of Danville with state of the art carpet tiles, which will add cushioning to the floor and allow for easier maintenance.

During the closure, the library will offer limited service, including book returns, through the Friends of Library Bookstore office, which is next to the facility's main entrance.

Town Manager Joe Calabrigo said staff has advertised the library's closing well in advance through the town's Web site and signs at the site, and closing the facility is the best way to get the carpeting done.

"Moving everything out of that building in two weeks is pretty darn good," he said.

In addition to new carpet tiles, the library has undergone other renovations. The Town Council approved a contract last year to install 33 new computers in the library, replacing its 16 computers plus adding 17.

The library also received new tables and chairs, consolidated the children and adult circulation desks, and created more shelving space.

The changes are part of the Danville Library Renovation Project, part of the town's Capital Improvement Program.

"Since that library opened in August in 1996, it's only been closed on holidays," Calabrigo said. "It's been open seven days a week - with 11 years of foot traffic all year long."

Library hours are as follows:

* Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

* Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Call the Danville Library at 837-4889 with any questions.


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