The expansion project of the Anderson Public Library has just about reached the finish line as the Main Street location is starting to be filled with furniture, and the library has a set a date to begin moving back.
According to the director of the library, Pam Marks, the library is planning to begin moving back to Main Street from their temporary location on Industrial Road at the beginning of December. She explained that the library will close for the move at the end of the day on Friday, December 1st, at 6pm and is expecting to reopen at Main Street towards the end of December or the beginning of January.
During this time leading up to the closure to start the move back, furniture at Main Street is already being moved in to speed up the process. “We have already begun preliminary setup,” Pam said as she explained that she wants the library to remain open as long as possible to serve the community.
When the temporary location closes on December 1st, members of the library will still be able to drop off books and DVDs behind the Main Street building at the new drop box. There will also be no late fees during this time, extending for a couple of weeks after reopening, to give members time to return items.
“We are excited, and we think the community will be very pleased,” Pam said, describing the fully updated Main Street location. She also explained that a large grand opening ceremony is being planned for the first part of 2018.
For many more photos of all the changes that happened at the Main Street location, click here. You can see the progress of the project from start to finish.