With only a short time remaining before the Oamaru Public Library closes temporarily the plans for the redesign and new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology are progressing well.

Library Manager Philip van Zijl says everything is on track and the three week closure will result in a much improved facility.

“Some of our services will continue to run but in different venues. For example newspapers will still be able to be read – they will be in the North Otago Museum open Monday to Friday from 1pm to 4.30pm (entrance is on Steward Street). Wriggle and Rhyme will be held on the usual days and times but in the Opera House and Toddler Time will be located in the Toy Library, 109 Thames Street.”

“We appreciate the temporary closure will cause some inconvenience, however, we’ve put in place as many temporary relocations as possible for some of our programmes and we will be extending the loan period.”

Loans will be extended to Saturday 1 April. These will include rental fiction and DVDs taken out after Wednesday 22 February.

It is expected that the library will be closed for three weeks, re-opening on Monday 27 March

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