Warren Library to Temporarily Close Beginning Feb. 28
(1/11/2022) – The Warren Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, will be closed to the public beginning Feb. 28, 2022, for at least 6 weeks while materials are moved into the library’s newly built addition and renovations are started on sections of the original building.
The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library system began construction in April 2021 on a $4.8 million 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 11, with various size rooms to accommodate from 2 to 120 people.
During the closure, books, videos, and other materials from the children’s and teen areas of the library will be moved into the new section and renovations will begin on the first floor of the original library space. The new section that will house the Children’s Department and Teen Central is tentatively scheduled to open to the public on April 11, 2022.
Due dates for books and other library materials are being adjusted so that no items will be due back to the Warren Library during the closure. Customers who would like to return items may place them in the library’s outside return drops.
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.
“We know this temporary closure will cause an inconvenience for customers, and we are working to find ways to minimize that disruption,” said Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Executive Director Jim Wilkins.
The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library locations in Brookfield, Cortland, Howland, Liberty, and Lordstown will remain open usual hours during the temporary Warren Library shutdown.
Library cardholders will have the option to borrow books and other items from the Bookmobile, which will add weekly stops at the Warren Library to its schedule during the closure. The Bookmobile will be parked in the Warren Library parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 1, 2022.
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.
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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