BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Community Library will be temporarily closed from Dec. 12 through the end of January for renovations.
During the closure, the community can still return items in the book drop and checkout holds from the Bookmobile, which will be in the parking lot the following hours: 12-7 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and 12-6 p.m. Fridays.
Once the library re-opens patrons can expect to see a larger meeting room space, added study areas, increased programming area, and a more accessible collection. The remodel also allows the library to update the restrooms to meet ADA standards.
The Beavercreek Community Library renovation is the latest in a series of upgrades to the Greene County Public Library system. All of the library’s buildings, with the exception of the Xenia Community Library and the library’s processing center, are owned by local jurisdictions. Since 2000, the library has worked with the communities to provide upgrades to each building as needed.
The planned improvements to Beavercreek are the result of a community satisfaction survey conducted last year as well as a seating survey run within the library.
Deputy Director Elizabeth Cusack secured $50,000 of funding through a LeanOhio grant with the aim of streamlining the library patron experience. Part of the improved experience will be the library’s automated material handling system — a machine that checks in and sorts library materials.
“The third point of the library’s strategic plan is to create a comfortable place to visit,” said Cusack. “That is exactly what we are doing in Beavercreek.”
Of the seven library locations, Beavercreek Community Library is the highest circulating library in Greene County and serves the largest number of patrons. The library was built in 1979 and has been renovated a number of times, most recently in 2005.
The Greene County Public Library system is available on the Internet at www.greenelibrary.info. The library system consists of seven locations: Beavercreek, Jamestown, Cedarville, Fairborn, Yellow Springs, Xenia and Bellbrook.
Story courtesy of the Greene County Public Libraries.