If you are planning a visit to the Lebanon Community Library in the near future, there’s something you need to know.

The Lebanon Community Library (125 N. 7th Street) will be closed for renovations Jan. 13 to Jan. 18 for a complete flooring replacement. Depending on the progress of the project, the closing could be extended into the following week.

During this period, limited library services will be provided via a pop-u library in the lobby of the adjacent Lebanon Valley Family YMCA (201 N. 7th St). Services will include pick-up of requested items, story times, and limited internet access. No items will be due during this period, although returns can still be made at the library’s outdoor bookdrop or at the pop-up library.

“The library is grateful to the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA for being such a great neighbor,” saidLibrary Director Michelle Hawk in a press release.

According to Hawk, the library building, erected in 1985, is in good condition, but the carpet floor, installed in 2007, is badly worn and horribly stained. Well beyond the salvage point. The carpet will be replaced with vinyl tile designed to look like stone, with this process being the deciding factor for the length of the closure.

Updates on the project will be easy to get. Information will be posted on the front door of the library, as well as the library website and Facebook page, and also available via the library’s phone number (717-273-7624).

The Lebanon Community Library currently has 20,000 active users, nearly half of the total 42,000 users across the Lebanon County Library System. In addition to Lebanon, the county system has independently operated libraries in Annville, Fredericksburg, Myerstown, Palmyra, and Richland. These libraries will not be affected by the Lebanon Library closing.

Library facilities, programs, and resources are available to anyone. To borrow materials, you’ll need a library card. A valid ID is all you need and your card can be used at any of the libraries in the county system.

The renovation is funded in part through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and money from The Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund.


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