The Howland Public Library will close for renovations on April 9, 2010, the day after our budget referendum and trustee election.
The Reconfiguration Project will create a new Children's Room with a program/homework room, a small public meeting room, space for more public computers, seating for wireless users, and more.
The cost of moving books and shelving, repainting and carpeting will come from donations and a generous bequest, grants from Senator Saland and former Assemblyman Tom Kirwan, and a $51,000 matching grant from New York State Library Construction funds. No local taxes were requested to fund this project.
The library will be closed from
April 9, 2010 to (approx.) May 15, 2010
Keep up with Reconfiguration Project news while we're closed. Visit our:
HPL RECONFIGURATION BLOG
HPL will re-open as soon as possible.
If you have items checked out:
Items can be returned to any Mid-Hudson Library System member library.
Items due after April 8th will have due dates extended to May 16, 2010.
Fines won't accrue while we're closed.
Our outdoor book return will be locked during our project. Items left outside the book drop remain the borrower's responsibility: the cost of stolen or weather-damaged items will be billed.
If you have items on hold:
1. Do nothing. Items that come in while we're closed will be stored until we re-open. Holds can be picked up at HPL at that time.
2. Cancel old holds. Place new holds, selecting another library as pick-up location. Pick up holds at the library you select.
Note: Your hold will go to the the bottom of the holds queue (waiting list) of the new pick up location.
3. Ask library staff to move your holds for you. Fill out a form at the front desk.
While we're closed:
HPL cardholders can use any Mid-Hudson Library System member Library. Our neighboring libraries are expecting you: Blodgett Memorial Library
37 Broad Street
Fishkill, New York 12524
10 Morris Avenue
Cold Spring, New York 10516
348 Route 376
Hopewell Junction, New York 12533
2642 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, New York 12590
For reference, please use our Central Library:
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
(Unfortunately, the Newburgh Free Library is not a MHLS member library.)
We appreciate your patience.
We will work with you to resolve any problems that might arise while we're closed.
We will keep you informed of our progress.
We truly regret any hardship or inconvenience you experience.
We look forward to serving you in a brighter, cleaner, more colorful & energy-efficient
Howland Public Library!
Howland Public Library Staff