The Brandywine Hundred Library is closing for three months to replace its roof and its heating, ventilating and cooling system.
New Castle County is planning to close the library from Feb. 1 through May 1. During that time, it will open the Claymont and Woodlawn libraries seven days a week, with extended hours.
“This project has been needed for some time,” the county said . “BHL’s current HVAC system, which is over two decades old, is no longer capable of providing adequate heating and cooling. The new system is more energy-efficient and will improve airflow throughout the building. Simultaneously, ductwork will be cleaned and removed where necessary to ensure healthier air quality.
“The project will also encompass roof replacement; areas that have experienced damage from ongoing leaks will be repaired and repainted.”
During the work, the Claymont Library will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
During the work, the Woodlawn Library will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
Other changes at the library
Holds filled for Brandywine Hundred patrons after Feb. 1 will automatically be redirected to Claymont or Woodlawn library. Patrons can select a different location at the Delaware Library catalog.
From Jan. 24 to May 1, patrons will not be able to select the Brandywine Hundred Library as their hold pickup location.
Brandywine’s book drop will be closed, and checked-out materials can be returned to any New Castle County library.
Brandywine staff will continue to order new materials. These will be housed at other libraries until Brandywine reopens.
Brandywine staff will work out of other libraries for programs.
Wi-Fi access will still be available in the parking lot.
“The Brandywine Hundred Library is a cornerstone of the community,” Diana Brown, the county’s library manager, said in a news release. “While a temporary closure is necessary for these essential upgrades, we are making every effort to minimize disruption for our patrons. We appreciate the community’s understanding and support as we work towards creating an even better library experience for everyone.”
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