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Library to reopen Thursday
Monday, August 19, 2013 11:56 AM

"We thought we would be ready to go on Wednesday [Aug. 21]," shares Susan Pieper, Paulding County Carnegie Library director. "But, with a change order that includes refinishing a substantial portion of wood floors in the North and South wings, we need to give our team an extra day."

To enhance the original feel of the library from 1915, a portion of the wood floors will be refinished. "It is not feasible to redo the entire main floor to the original wood," states Pieper. "But, a portion extending from the fireplaces will be refurbished to honor the original feel of the library."

The hardwood floors were found to be maple in beautiful condition. Sanding and staining will provide a tasteful acknowledgement to the original design of the library when it was constructed in 1915.

No overdue fines will be charged throughout the system for the remainder of August and September to ensure that no patron is penalized for this unexpected extension of closing. The branches and bookmobile will remain operational at normal hours and the main historic Carnegie library will be reopened at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22.