The library will close Monday, Dec. 24 through Wednesday, Dec. 26 to observe the Christmas holiday. The facility will also close on New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1.
The old library building will be open normal business hours Thursday, Dec. 27 through Monday, Dec. 31, and will re-open on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
A "Help Us Move Party" will be hosted at the old library building on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 3, 4 and 5. Patrons are requested to kick off 2013 with a visit the old library building to check out as many books as they can. All books checked out on these dates may be returned to the new library on their due dates. Refreshments will be served on Jan. 3.
While residents checking out books will help with a portion of the book transfers, library officials are calling out to community volunteers to help with the move from the old library building located on North Mill Avenue to the new facility on West Court Street.
Residents who wish to volunteer to help with the move, including some who can lift 50 pounds and do a lot of squatting or bending, should report to the old library at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7 and/or Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Library officials say it would be helpful to staff members who are planning the move to have an accurate list of people who intend to help. Those who would like to volunteer should call 285-5032 to confirm.
Both library buildings will be closed to the public from Wednesday, Jan 9 through Saturday, Jan. 12, as the staff settles into the new building.
The library will tentatively open at the new location at 9 a.m., on Mon, Jan 14.
Story time will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the new building.
McIver's Grant Public Library will provide its patrons with a chance to give to those in need this holiday season and reduce their own fines from overdue library books.
The library will host a canned-food drive to benefit the food pantry of Matthew 25:40 from now until Saturday, Jan. 5. Each can donated will also aid patrons who wish to reduce overdue book fines.
Each can is worth $1 from library fines, with two cans equaling $2 off fines.
The initiative does not apply to lost book fines.