******* Due to Construction Delays...Main Library will now Reopen June 4th *******
Long Branch:The city's main library building on Broadway, next to City Hall will be closed for services from Wednesday, May 23 to Tuesday May 29 to allow the project to correct building problems of water leakage and air temperature controls.
The Elberon Branch will remain open for patrons to use most library services.
Library Director Tonya Garcia made the decision to close the Main site after consultation with T&M Engineer Eric Nathanson, City Administrator Kevin Hayes, the city's Department of Public Director Stan Dziuba, and library Board of Trustees President Rob Ferragina and the contractor work team.
On May 23rd, the contractors expect delivery of a 22x10ft long container of windows and equipment on the Slocum side of the building. However, due to theasbestos work required, for safety of employees and guests it is best to have the Main Library closed as work is going on from May 23-29.
The work involves scaffolding being required inside the building for the much needed window work which is expected to be installed.
The closing period works out well, since it falls during our extended Memorial Day holiday weekend. DPW will have a staff member on-site each day coordinating with the contractors.
Should everything go as planned, window installation should be complete within one week.