CDM Library Closes March 17 for Reconstruction
CORONA DEL MAR BRANCH LIBRARY TO CLOSE MARCH 17 FOR RECONSTRUCTION
COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO FAREWELL PARTY ON MARCH 14
Corona del Mar Branch Library customers are invited to say farewell to the 60-year old neighborhood branch and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in its history on Wednesday, March 14 from 2-4 p.m. The branch will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Groundbreaking for the new library and fire station project is scheduled for April 24 at 2 p.m. It is anticipated that the project will be completed in summer 2019.
The Newport Beach City Council approved funding for the reconstruction of Corona del Mar Branch Library as part of a joint project combining the library and Fire Station No. 5. The new library collection will concentrate on popular new fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, BluRays, audio books and current periodicals. A children’s area will provide space for storytimes as well as a wide-ranging collection of books and materials. An outdoor patio and stroller parking are included in the architectural plans in response to community requests.
Friends of the Library will host a book sale on March 24-25 that will give community members one last chance to visit the branch building before demolition, as well as the opportunity to purchase books at bargain prices. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds from the sale will fund future library collections and programs.
During the construction period, customers will be able to use services at the Central Library or concierge services at Oasis Senior Center for pickup and return of materials. Existing holds set for pickup at Corona del Mar have been re-routed to the Central Library. Customers can change their desired pickup location by accessing their account online or by contacting the Library. Books and Babies storytime will be held on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at Grant Howald Park’s Community Youth Center. A complete schedule of Central Library storytimes is available on the library website at www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
For more information on Newport Beach Public Library resources and programs, please contact the Library at 949-717-3800, option 2, or visit the website at www.newportbeachlibrary.org.