It has been less than a week since the Georgetown Library closed its doors to the public to get ready for renovations, but staff has made huge progress in getting things packed up. Library Director Dwight McInvaill estimates they have boxed up about 15% of the library’s 80,000-book collection. There’s still a long way to go though! Luckily some generous volunteers will be coming by next week to help out.
The building has to be empty and ready for construction crews by August. Plans are to set up temporary, limited operations at the Howard Center on Hawkins Street beginning in August. Library patrons can also receive services at one of the library's other four branches while the main library in Georgetown is closed.
Library renovations should be complete in early 2024. Staff will then have to get all the boxed up books back on the shelves before the library can reopen. Reopening is expected in early spring 2024.