Petrolia Library. (Photo courtesy of the County of Lambton)Petrolia Library. (Photo courtesy of the County of Lambton)

Renovations planned at Petrolia Library

The Petrolia Library will be temporarily closed this spring for renovations.

Lambton County Library, in partnership with the Town of Petrolia, will begin a renovation project on Sunday, April 3.

"The renovation will upgrade the children’s library, improve accessibility, and create traffic flow, ergonomic, and customer service improvements," read a media release from the County of Lambton. "This project will include new shelving, flooring, paint, upgraded access to technology, and the installation of an Early Literacy Station in the children’s library. Renovations will also include a new accessible service desk and adjustments to the floor plan including relocating the public computers and service desk."

The Town of Petrolia will also refinish the hardwood floors throughout the library and make repairs to the exterior doors and electrical system.

The renovation project was made possible through a donation from the estate of Otto and Kathleen Morrow Shuldt.

"Kathleen grew up in Petrolia and was heavily involved in the community," read the release.

While work is underway, the library will be closed for five weeks. During this time, curbside services will not be available nor will pick up and book return bins.

Although due dates on borrowed items have been extended, the library encourages patrons to return items to a nearby location.

The Petrolia Library is expected to reopen to the public on Saturday, May 7.

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