Warren Library Reopening is Delayed
(3/25/2022) – The opening date for the new section of the Warren Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, is being pushed back due to supply chain delays.
The building addition that will house the Children’s Department and Teen Central was tentatively scheduled to open to the public on April 11, but the library has not yet received shelving for the space. The new section of the building is now expected to open once the shelving arrives and other materials are in place.
The Warren Library closed to the public Feb. 28, 2022, so that materials could be moved into the library’s newly built addition and renovations could be started on sections of the original building.
Renovations to the original library building will continue after the new section is open, and a limited selection of books, DVDs, and other materials for adults will be available while that work is completed.
Both sides of the library building are expected to reopen in late summer 2022.
Due dates for books and other library materials have been adjusted so that no items are due back to the Warren Library during the closure.
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library locations in Brookfield, Cortland, Howland, Liberty, and Lordstown remain open usual hours during the Warren Library shutdown.
Library cardholders have the option to borrow books and other items from the Bookmobile, which added weekly stops at the Warren Library to its schedule. The Bookmobile is parked in the Warren Library parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Library customers can also access and borrow electronic resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital music and movies. Digital content can be streamed or downloaded and enjoyed on a personal eReader, smartphone, or tablet at no cost through dedicated apps or through the library website at www.wtcpl.org.
The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library system began construction in April 2021 on a project to build a 14,800 sq. ft. one-story addition onto the Warren Library and to renovate the library’s original section that opened in 1971.
The project will provide more room to house the library’s collection of books, music, and other materials for all ages and will feature expanded space for the Children’s Department and Teen Area to offer enhanced programming and resources.
Sections of the original building are also being renovated to better support the library’s increasing technology needs and the need for more flexible spaces and public meeting rooms. The library will increase its number of study and meeting rooms from 3 to 10, with various size rooms to accommodate from 2 to 120 people.
For more information about Warren-Trumbull County Public Library locations, services, and hours, visit the website at www.wtcpl.org or call the Public Relations Department at (330) 399-8807 ext. 128.
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