Johnson County Public Library officials will close the White River branch for up to two weeks starting Monday, primarily to replace the branch’s flooring.
Concrete and electrical work will be required as construction workers replace flooring that is over 20 years old, requiring the temporary closure of the branch. In addition to new floors, workers will move books and shelves, furniture and technology. Closing the library branch instead of keeping certain areas open will speed up the process, library manager Lisa Lintner said in an email.
The work will also allow patrons to access more electrical outlets to power their devices at the library once the branch reopens, she said.
During the closure, customers of the branch will still be able to return items to the building’s book chute. They will also have the opportunity to pick up materials and use computers at Franklin, Clark Pleasant and Trafalgar branches. Customers who are in no rush to pick up items they have reserved can still pick them up at the White River branch once it reopens in early December, and library branch employees will contact customers during the closure. to ask them for their preferred pickup location, Lintner said.
Customers at White River branches can call the usual phone number, 317-885-1330, to reach staff members, as calls will be transferred to open branches. Patrons can also continue to reserve items through the website or by phone, according to information on the library’s website.
Sometime after the library branch reopens, workers will add a new study lounge area to the adult services department. Library officials are considering additional long-term improvements at the White River and Franklin branches, though they haven’t finalized any plans yet, Lintner said.
For more information on the temporary closure of the White River branch, visit pageafterpage.org/construction or call 317-885-1330.