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Brentwood Branch Library to Reopen with Fresh Interior Oct. 14 (Oct. 13, 2017)

Grand Reopening Celebration Scheduled Oct. 30 in Conjunction with Friends Fall Festival

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 12, 2017 — The Brentwood Branch Library will resume normal operations Saturday, Oct. 14 beginning at 10 a.m. following a two month closure to replace carpet, repaint the interior and add six computers. Book drop and customer hold pickup service will also be available when the branch reopens.

The carpet replacement was generously funded by a combination of Community Development Block Grants and State Aid funds. The City of Jacksonville Public Buildings Division also funded a full asbestos abatement of the building.

To celebrate the reopening, a grand reopening ceremony is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. with the Friends of the Brentwood Library’s fall festival immediately following. More details about the grand reopening ceremony and fall festival will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The branch has reorganized its collection during this renovation. The second floor will house materials and services for adults; the first floor is dedicated to serving children and teens.

About the Brentwood Branch Library

The Brentwood Branch Library opened in the 9,200-square-foot Brentwood Theatre building in 1961 to replace the 1,200-square-foot Springfield Library. The last major renovation occurred in 1996 when the branch closed to update the restrooms and entrance and add an elevator.

Brentwood and the Urban Core libraries’ hours were reduced by budget cuts in 2012. Since restoring the hours in 2015 to provide six-day service, the Urban Core libraries (Brentwood, Brown Eastside, Dallas Graham and Westbrook) have had the greatest growth. Brentwood itself has experienced triple-digit increases in visitors.

The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its programs accessible to all persons. If you need special accommodations, please call 630-BOOK (2665) at least 72 hours prior to the event.

About the Jacksonville Public Library

The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than 3.4 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 5.7 million times, and over 13,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org

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