Willowick and Willoughby Renovations Report, Issue 5

The end is in sight! We are in the homestretch of the renovations at both our Willowick and Willoughby Libraries. The major construction work at both buildings should end at the beginning of the week of May 15th.

Between now and the end of May, we will work with our general contractor, Lakeland Management Systems, Inc., to identify any touch-up items that must be addressed. As well, new exterior windows will be installed on the upper level of the Willowick Library and along the Euclid Avenue side of the Willoughby Library.

New patron and staff furniture has begun to be delivered and assembled at both Libraries. We expect that the furniture and shelving installation will be complete by the beginning of June.

Please mark your calendars for the open house events that we will be holding to re-introduce our Willowick and Willoughby Libraries to our patrons and communities. The Willowick Library event will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Willoughby Library event will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please join us for tours, treats, and a good time.

Special thanks to our patrons and the staff at both Libraries for living through the dislocation caused by construction throughout both Libraries. We are grateful to our dedicated staff and our loyal patrons for their patience, good humor, and flexibility as they have dealt with plastic sheeting, noise, dust, and all manner of interruptions as the work progressed. We believe that the “new” Libraries will make a major contribution to our tradition of excellent customer service.