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Oswego Public Library to Close During Construction's Final Stages

Aug 12, 2015 08:04PM ● Published by Steven Jack

The Oswego Public Library will celebrate its grand opening and ribbon cutting Saturday, Sept. 12.

The final stages of construction on the $5 million addition to the Oswego Public Library will force the closure of the downtown campus for two weeks. 

Along with setting a date for a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the expanded facility, the library announced the closure in an email to patrons on Wednesday. The Youth Services Department will close for an additional week. The following is a list of closure dates:

  • Saturday, Aug. 17 The Youth Services Department will close
  • Monday, Aug. 24 The entire Oswego campus will close
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8 The newly expanded library will re-open
  • Saturday, Sept. 12 The library will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration from noon to 3 p.m.
Patrons will still be able to drop off materials at the outside drop box during the closure, but holds will not be able to be placed on materials at the branch from Aug. 19 to Sept. 8. The Montgomery Campus at 1111 Reading Drive will remain open during the Oswego closures.

The library addition has been under construction over a year. The project includes about 4,000 square feet added to the first floor in the children's wing with a new program room and learning area for preschoolers.  An 8,700-square-foot second story also was added. The upstairs includes more room for teens and a meeting room with enough space for 50.

The Library District did not take on additional debt to construct the addition. 
Funding has come from impact fees collected from developers in previous years and money saved by the district.


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