Construction of the Seward Community Library Museum is nearing completion, and plans are underway for a community grand opening celebration on January 12th. Regular library services will begin in the new building on January 14th. Seward Community Library will be closed from December 9, 2012 – January 11, 2013.
After 50 years of service at its current 5th Avenue and Adams Street location, the existing Library will close its doors for the final time on Saturday, December 8th at 6:00 pm. Everyone is invited to visit the library on December 8th between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm to celebrate Seward Community Library’s 50 years at 5th & Adams Street.
Patrons are encouraged to visit the library on, or before, December 8th to check out materials before the closure. Due dates will be adjusted for the closure, a drop box will remain available for returning materials, and no late fees will be accrued during the Library’s closure. Library staff apologizes in advance for any inconveniences this extended closure may cause for our patrons, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Seward Community Library Museum grand opening celebration on January 12th.
There will be numerous opportunities for volunteers to assist in the preparation, packing, moving, and unpacking of the Library Museum. The greater part of the move is anticipated to take place from December 10 – 21st. Please sign up at the Library if you are interested in helping with this exciting community project.
Due to the extended closure in December and January, Seward Community Library’s annual Wish Tree Program, which provides donations for new children’s, junior and young adult books, will take place after the library has moved into the new building. However, anyone wishing to make a donation to the Wish Tree Program may still do so at the library before December 8th.
In addition, use of the existing Library conference room will not be available during the month of December, and will have limited availability throughout November. The new Library Museum building will have a large community room on the first floor, and a small meeting room on the second floor available for reservation.
Please contact the Library at 224-4082 with any questions, or for more information.