Picton’s old library to close - new library to open 10 days later

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Picton’s old library to close - new library to open 10 days later

With Picton’s new library preparing to open its doors, customers are advised there’ll be a 10-day shutdown to allow one building to close and the new one to reopen.

Customers won’t be able to borrow or return books during that time.

In those ten days, the library team will be working swiftly to transfer the contents of the old library to the new Picton Library and Service Centre Waitohi Whare Mataurangaso that it can open to the public at noon on Wednesday 29 November 2017.

“It’s going to be a big job with 18,000 items to be moved but we’re confident we can get everything into manageable order in the time that’s been allowed,” says District Libraries Manager Glenn Webster.

There will be no telephone or internet contact available to either the old or the new building between Monday 20 November and Tuesday 29 November while the new communications infrastructure is installed.

Anyone in Picton needing to make contact with Council staff should contact the Council in Blenheim.

There will be a dawn blessing of the new building on the morning of Wednesday 29 November.

An opening celebration is being planned for late February 2018, once the old building has been demolished and the landscaping around the new library is complete.

Please note: The current Picton Library and Service Centre will close for the last time on Sunday 19 November 2017.