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Library Relocates to First Floor

Announcement: New Castle Public Library Relocates to First Floor

The week of Nov. 14 the New Castle Public Library’s elevator stopped running and is determined cost-effectively irreparable. The elevator provided access to the Book Cellar in the basement and Youth Services, Genealogy, Periodicals, and the History Room on the second floor.

The Director is announcing plans to temporarily relocate Youth Services, Genealogy, and the Book Cellar to the first floor, stating, “We will all become disabled at some point in our lives and we should not allow our disability to restrict our consumption of information. Therefore, we are ensuring all patrons have equal access to our services by relocating to the first floor.”

Patrons will be able to visit these relocated areas and request services that would normally be provided on other floors, such as additional titles, periodicals, or transportable material that may not have been moved to the temporary location. Patrons are also encouraged to place Youth Services items on hold when possible as staffing may not permit retrieval during their visit. Research in Genealogy will continue to be available through appointments and via designated computers. First floor services will still be available, such as seating and adult computers, although the area will be rearranged to accommodate these additional components. Sections will be reserved for Youth Services patrons only, including computers.

The Library would like to thank the community in advance for their patience and support until a permanent fix is in place.

We hope patrons continue to visit the New Castle Public Library, even at this time. With all services being provided on the first floor you may become aware of a service you did not know we provided.

Andrew W. Henley, MLIS

Library Director

Nov. 17, 2022


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