Worthington News

Patience requested as Worthington Park library moves temporarily to strip center


Worthington Park library patrons are being asked to use some patience as the library prepares for its next chapter.

Beginning Nov. 11 and continuing through Dec. 9, the branch will be in a nearby storefront in the strip center at Park and Worthington-Galena roads, and some programs will be moved or temporarily interrupted.

The library is being renovated and expanded, and this is the final step in construction.

During the closure, patrons will have access to staff, computers and copiers and reserve pickup. A limited collection of materials will be available.

Storytimes, scheduled Nov. 11-27, will be held at the Lazelle Woods Community Center, 8140 Sancus Blvd.

Two programs will be moved to the Old Worthington Library. Check online at worthingtonlibraries.org/calendar for the most up-to-date information.

The Homework Help Center will be closed, but centers at Old Worthington Library and Northwest Library will remain open to assist students.

Patrons will not be able to return items after hours or pay their fines in person (online payments still are accepted).

Last spring, Worthington Libraries announced plans to renovate and expand its Worthington Park branch location. The branch opened in 2008 and occupies 5,280 square feet.

After the expansion is completed, patrons will see a larger children's area, an enclosed Homework Help Center, a community meeting room and a popular DVD collection.

The expansion will add 3,400 square feet, a 64-percent increase, to the Worthington Park library branch. The total cost of the project, including construction and furnishings, is estimated to be $526,000.