Happy New Year!
Hopefully you all had a good holiday season as well as a good recovery period from all the holiday madness. While we at Patterson Library look back at last year with fond memories, we have some exciting things to look forward to in 2016.
From late January to early February, Gallivan Floor Sanding will be sanding and refinishing the floors in our reading and reference rooms on the main floor. Over the years, the hardwood floors in these rooms have experienced some wear and tear. Not only will the renovation improve the appearance of these floors, but it will also eliminate any potential hazards to patrons.
Not only will the renovation improve the appearance of these floors, but it will also eliminate any potential hazards to patrons.
While we are very excited for this project, we will unfortunately have to alter our hours during this two-week period. From Monday, January 25 to Saturday, January 30, the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library will close completely during the second week from Monday, February 1 to Saturday, February 6. We are expected to resume normal hours on Monday, February 8. (Please note that while we are hopeful that these changes in hours will be set, there may be more alterations as the project progresses.)
During the first week of renovations, there will be limited access to the adult collection as the first floor will be closed. New books and DVDs will be kept in the Octagon Art Gallery. Adults will be able to use the computers in the children’s area until 2 p.m. From 2 p.m. to close, all computers will be reserved for after-school help.
We’re also happy to announce that from Monday, January 25, to Saturday, January 30, we will be offering a fines forgiveness week. This will only be for Westfield items. This means that you will be able to return any late items without having to pay fines. Instead, we are asking you to bring in a donation for the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue (NCCR). If you do not have late items out, but do have late fines, or have lost items, you are also eligible for fine forgiveness based on the NCCR donations chart below. If you are unsure whether you owe fines or not, give us a call to find out.
This project marks the beginning of a big year for the Patterson Library. In August, the building will celebrate its 108th birthday. To continue to maintain the building, we will be launching a fundraiser in the spring for this year’s list of building projects including security upgrades, environmental controls installation, wall and ceiling repair, carpet replacement, and teen space upgrades.
For now, that’s all we have. We will continue to keep you updated on the floor renovations, fine forgiveness week, and details regarding the upcoming fundraiser. Until then, if you have any questions, feel free to call us at 326-2154, or email at email@example.com
Patterson Library Staff