5/7/2013 - Somerville Public Library to Undergo Renovations- Will close on Thursday, May 30, 2013


Somerville Library will close on Thursday, May 30, 2013


The Somerville Public Library, a branch of the Somerset County Library System (SCLS), will close on Thursday, May 30, 2013 to begin undergoing renovation work.

Renovation work is expected to take all summer, with an expected reopening  date to occur in mid-September.

 The work will create a teen area in the loft, where the majority of adult fiction is currently
housed. In addition, an enclosed meeting space will be created in what is now the main
reading area of the library. A refurbished and relocated circulation desk, along with new
book cases, new computer wiring upgrades, and lighting enhancements are also a part
of the planned work.

"We are delighted to be able to refurbish and upgrade the library with the majority of the
funds coming from bequests and prior savings," notes Herbert Hall, president of the
Board of Trustees of the Somerville Public Library. The $700,000 project includes
monies that the Board of Trustees of the Somerville Public Library have privately raised.

 Patrons with further questions can call SCLS at (908)526-4016 or visit the website at

 The Somerset County Library System has branches in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, at the Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Somerville, Warren Township and Watchung.


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