Powell Branch Library closing for renovations

As part of our continuing efforts to fulfill our campaign promises, the Delaware County District Library’s Powell Branch is currently undergoing some pretty major renovations.  We listened to what you said, and we are making significant changes to make the Powell Branch more responsive to the needs of the community.

Because programs for kids of all ages are such a major part of this branch’s operations, we are creating a bigger and friendlier place for children and programming.  We are repurposing the story time room as a computer room, with more computers and more elbow room, too.

Building private study rooms was impractical because of the space needed, but we are creating study spaces that will be quieter and semi-private, perfect for tutors, students, and anyone needing space away from the bustle of the branch.

As we continue to update technology and efficiency throughout the Library system, we will be installing self-check-out and self-pick-up of holds at the Powell Branch.  If self-check-out is not your cup of tea, though, remember there will always be friendly staff available to help.

Fresh paint, new light fixtures, new chairs, tables and new carpet will add dramatic impact as well as better functionality to this branch, too, providing more comfort and better reading spaces.

To accommodate the needed construction and renovations, the Powell Branch Library will close on Sunday, December 23, 2012 and reopen on Monday, January 7, 2013.  Other library locations will be open normal hours except for some special holiday closures: December 24 & 25 and January 1. We will close at 5:00 pm New Years Eve.

Any holds that you have placed to be picked up at the Powell Branch which come in while the building is closed can be picked up the week of January 7.  If you prefer not to wait, you can
log into your account this week and change the pickup location for your holds to the Delaware, Ostrander or Orange Branch.  (Or staff can do this for you).

We appreciate your patience during this transition, and we hope that you’ll stop in in January to see the improved library space for Powell.

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