Thoughts from County Native and Arlington Public Library Director, Diane Kresh
We wanted to let users of the old Westover Branch Library know that public operations at the 1800 N. Lexington St. facility will end with the close of business–5 p.m.–on Saturday, Sept. 26. It’s been a great 47-year run but we’re all due for some extra elbow room–almost three times the amount.
The drop slots at the new Westover branch, 1644 N. McKinley Street, will begin accepting returns the evening of Sept. 26 and those materials will be checked back into the collection on a regular basis. The old drop slot at 1800 N. Lexington will be sealed. Of course, you can always return Arlington Public Library items at any of our locations regardless of where it was checked out originally.
From Sept. 27 to Oct. 30, Westover hold items will be relocated to Central Library hold shelves.
With the new Westover branch opening on Oct. 31, we’ll be scrambling during the break to move materials, hook up computers, set out furniture and test the wi-fi.
Although the new place isn’t open yet, we’ve already got a terrific new web page for it so do visit in cyberspace. And check back often for updates. We might just put out a call for folks to help move books from the old building to the new in one giant bucket brigade. Stay tuned.
Thanks for checking in.