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Holiday Changes Coming to ORPL

The library will be closed for the Christmas holidays from December 23rd-December 26th, and for the New Year’s holiday from December 31st-January 2nd. During the time around the holidays, the library will be preparing for some much-needed renovations. The restrooms will be completely rebuilt to better modernize our facilities and to better serve our users. Our Children’s Room, much loved and well-used, will be getting an all new look that will help everyone discover new ways to read, learn, and play.

During the few days immediately before Christmas and in between Christmas and New Year’s, the Library building will be closed to public traffic. However, patrons will be able to check out materials through our curbside service. Mobile printing will be available, and library staff will be available via phone and email. Patrons needing a wireless connection can place a Hotspot on hold with their library card or use the library’s public Wi-Fi, which extends to the plaza and into the library’s parking lot.

Curbside service will run from 1:00pm to 6:00pm on December 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th. After placing a hold on books, movies, music, or wi-fi hotspots through the library’s catalog, patrons will receive a text message, email, or phone call letting them know their materials are available. Patrons will park in front of the library’s outdoor book drop, call the posted phone number and Library staff will check out and deliver items. Any items placed on hold after 9:00am will be available for pickup the following day.

During the time the library is closed to the public, multiple renovations will be taking place in the building. We will be installing a new circulation desk and preparing for the Children’s Room and bathroom renovations. When the library reopens on January 3rd, the Children’s Room will be temporarily relocated into the Library Auditorium. All regularly scheduled library programs will continue as planned.

Although the planned renovations will temporarily cause some services to be relocated, the library plans to provide our regular level of service during all renovations. Once the renovations are complete, the library’s bathrooms will not only be new, but ADA compliant as well. The Children’s Room will be redesigned with new shelving, new play spaces, and fresh carpeting.