Library to close week of July 3

WAVERLY – In order to accommodate renovations being done at the Waverly Free Library, the library will be closed from July 4 to July 10 and will reopen on July 11.

The renovations will include new ceiling tiles and lighting, and new paint throughout the library, said Director Chris Brewster.

“As part of the work being done at the Elizabeth Square Apartment complex, we’re lucky enough to be getting extensive renovations here at the library as well,” Brewster said.

Once work is completed, likely later this summer, the library will also have new flooring, some new furniture, an exterior canopy, a bike rack, trash receptacles and security cameras outside the building.

“CRM Rental Management, the new building owners, asked us for a wish list for renovations over a year ago and they’ve been incredibly generous in planning for work that will be of the most benefit to our patrons,” said Brewster. “They’ve already replaced all the windows, patched the roof above the entrance and a handful of other cosmetic things.”

While the library is closed, patrons are encouraged to use the drop box to the right of the front doors to return any materials that are due. However, no fines will be charged on items that can’t be returned during that week, Brewster said.