Peterborough Public Library closing for two weeks as of April 30

Main branch will reopen at temporary location in Peterborough Square on May 19

The main branch of the Peterborough Public Library will be located on the lower level of Peterborough Square in downtown Peterborough while renovations are made to the building on Alymer Street (photo: Peterborough Public Library)
The main branch of the Peterborough Public Library will be located on the lower level of Peterborough Square in downtown Peterborough while renovations are made to the building on Alymer Street (photo: Peterborough Public Library)

The main branch of the Peterborough Public Library will close to the public as of 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th while it moves to its temporary location on the lower level of Peterborough Square in downtown Peterborough. It will reopen in Peterborough Square on Thursday, May 19.

The library advises its patrons to hang on to borrowed items until the library reopens in May; no library material will be due during the time of the closure.

During the two weeks the library is closed, the DelaFosse branch (729 Park St. S., Peterborough) will have extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Architect's drawing of the front entrance of the Alymer Street location of the Peterborough Public Library once renovations are completed (graphic: Peterborough Public Library)
Architect’s drawing of the front entrance of the Alymer Street location of the Peterborough Public Library once renovations are completed (graphic: Peterborough Public Library)

The temporary relocation of the main branch is necessary while the Alymer Street location undergoes a major renovation. The renovation will make necessary maintenance improvements to the building, as well as meet the changing information needs of the community.

The library’s entire collection is being moved to the temporary location and a majority of it will be available to patrons at all times. The remaining books will be held on site in storage but will be accessible to staff. Some fragile local history items may be unavailable at the temporary location. The availability of regular library programs at the temporary location is not known at this time; however, computer classes will not be available.

For more information about the renovation, visit pplmoves.blogspot.ca.

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