Medina Journal-Register — Lee-Whedon Memorial Library is closing for renovations starting on Monday, Sept. 9. It will remain closed until Sept. 30.
During that time the ceiling tiles and carpet will be replaced, the walls will be repainted, the HVAC controls will be upgraded, and the large window in the Quiet Room will be replaced.
“We realize that this will be an inconvenience for our many patrons. However, closing is the most efficient and safest way to accomplishthese necessary improvements” said Maryellen Dale, board president.
“We have put a great deal of thought and planning into this project,” she continued. “Replacing the roof this spring was our first step in securing the integrity of the building for the future. Now we need to upgrade the interior. Lee-Whedon is such a vital community asset: our aim is to make it a more user-friendly destination.”
Before the work begins, the collection will be packed and moved to temporary storage. Patrons are encouraged to visit nearby NIOGA libraries, the closest being Middleport, Lyndonville and Albion. Items checked out from Lee-Whedon after Aug. 26 will not be due until Oct. 1. Lee-Whedon material may be returned to any NIOGA library.
“We are looking forward to the end result, though we are rather dreading the process!” said Catherine Cooper, library director. “We thank our patrons in advance for their patience and understanding.”