Wright Memorial Public Library will be closed to the public on the following three dates:
Thursday April 19;
Thursday May 3;
and Friday May 4.
The closings will allow for the transition to the next phase of the library’s renovation project.
Weather permitting, the Library’s youth services staff will offer activities for children in Katharine Wright Park, located behind the library, from 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. after school on April 19, May 3 and May 4.
The Books and Blocks program scheduled for May 4 will be held at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 33 W. Dixon Drive, in Oakwood, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the large basement play area.
Wright Library began its restoration and renovation project in January. The first phase, to be completed this month, focused on the historic front reading rooms and foyer and a new small conference room. The work included installation of new light fixtures appropriate to the architecture, refinished original furnishings and woodwork, additional furnishings, convenient power access, and new carpet.
Phase two, which begins April 19, includes construction of a central customer service desk, new flooring, improved electrical and structural systems, and redesigned staff work areas. Work is expected to be completed this summer.
The project is funded almost entirely by private funds: a $250,000 grant from the Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Family Foundation; $190,000 from the estates of two long-time patrons: inventor, aeronautical engineer, and author William R. Winslow, and Dr. Gerald E. Meyer; and $70,000 from the Library’s capital fund.
For more information, please call Wright Library at 937 294-7171 or visit wrightlibrary.org.