The Columbus Metropolitan Library has determined a timeline for the closure of the Dublin branch, the opening of a temporary location and the start of the new building’s construction.
The existing Dublin branch, at 75 N. High St., will close at 6 p.m. Nov. 22.
Construction on the new facility will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 with a wall-breaking ceremony to include library leaders and city and community representatives. The event is free, and parking is available in the library lot.
The three-story building will increase the library’s size from about 20,100 to about 41,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in 2019.
The city of Dublin will build a four-level parking garage adjacent to the library that will have 200 spaces reserved for library patrons.
The temporary Dublin branch will open Jan. 2 at 6765 Dublin Center Drive. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The number of books at the temporary location will be reduced, with “a focus on high-interest titles,” according to a CML press release.
Offerings at the temporary location will include reserve pickup, public computers, magazines, newspapers, children’s programming and after-school homework help.