Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 4, 2010

Library closing for move March 15

As the staff of the Art Circle Public Library prepares to move into its new facility later this spring, it will be necessary to close the current facility for approximately six to eight weeks in order to inventory and move the 60,000-plus books and furnishings.

"We appreciate everyone's support of the library and their understanding of this so much. We are so excited to be moving into the new building. It's going to be wonderful," said Sue Randleman, head librarian of Art Circle Public Library.

Randleman said the library will close its doors to the public on Monday, March 15, at the existing facility for an estimated six to eight weeks in order to re-establish library operations in the new building at 3 East St. behind the Cumberland County Courthouse.

"It's an empty building now, but our staff and volunteers will breathe life into that building. It will be a hub of activity for the community with all the programs we offer. It will be an enrichment for the community and all of Cumberland County. It will make a difference in our community and improve the quality of life here," Randleman said.

An opening date of the new library facility will be announced soon, but Randleman anticipates the opening sometime in May.

"We know it's going to be hard on our loyal patrons, but this is something that is completely necessary," she said.

Although the library itself will be closed, customers will still be able to access books with download media available 24/7. To take advantage of that, just log on to the library’s Web site at and click on the R.E.A.D.s Program on the left column at the top of the page.

Randleman said Margo Brown, reference librarian of Art Circle Public Library, will give a free, hands-on workshop at the Plateau PC User’s Group meeting Monday, March 15 at 4 p.m. at the 127 South Senior Center on Hwy. 127 South in Crossville.

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