|One Month Out|
Customers are trying to figure out which library will be the most convenient for them, and many have expressed concern for staff members - Will we be laid off? No! Will we be able to take a six month vacation? No, not that either. The staff will be temporarily reassigned to other branches of MCPL.
Do we get to choose where we will go? We can pick up to three possible places, although we need to consider that our neighboring branches will be busier with Davis customers, so they will need some extra help.
Will anyone be staying here to oversee the project? Yes, the manager and the Library Assistant supervisor will both be on site to deal with any questions or issues that come up.
Most of our other questions are about the collection.
Will we pack up all of the books? No, for the most part the books will stay on the shelves. The shelves will be wrapped up in what looks like giant cling wrap, to keep everything protected during the project. Items that are being relocated to a new spot in the building will be boxed and stored until they can be put back on the shelf.
What will you do with new books that MCPL receives while you are closed? These items will be boxed and stored until we are ready to reopen.
Why do your shelves look sort of empty right now? We are making sure that we have a fresh, relevant collection for our community when we reopen. We will need to have room for everything that's out in circulation now as it returns to us Items that haven't been checked out for years are either being relocated to another library that can use them, or are going to the Friends of the Library Montgomery County bookstore.
|Summer Programs at Davis|
Remember that our partner the KIDMuseum will be open and fully operational while the library is being refreshed. They have a host of wonderful offerings for the summer months - check their website.
Here's an introduction to another wonderful Davis staff member, Pat Meyer. She is a New York transplant by way of Florida. Pat is the Library Assistant Supervisor here at Davis - the second in command, and the manager's right hand woman!
More coming up in a week or so!