Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Counting Down

The Davis branch is in the last few days of service before we close for our six month refresh.
Lots of boxes needed

We are packing up our offices, staff has received their assignments for their temporary branches, and many customers have selected their temporary homes until early next year.

Here are some questions that we have had in the last few weeks:

"What are you doing with the Express bestseller books?  It seems a shame to have these brand new bestsellers just sitting here while you are closed." -

We agree!  The Express books will be dispersed to other branches, and delivery of new ones will be suspended for Davis.

"Davis has the only subscription to the German language magazine Der Spiegel in the library system.  How will I be able to access to it once you close?" -

We have arranged with Potomac Library to house our subscription to Der Spiegel while we are closed, so you will be able to continue to read it.

"Can I return my books after you are closed?" -

Yes, but only up until July 30th. The book and media depositories will be locked after that point.

"I like to sit outside and use your wireless.  Will that still be available while the building is closed?" -

As far as we know the wireless will still be working, and you are welcome to continue to use it.

"Can I come in and work in the lobby downstairs?" -

No, sorry, the library building will be closed to the public.

Here is a little  bio of staff member Lisa Navidi, who many customers know as a skilled Reader's Advisor but you may not know she is also a Farsi speaker!
Picture of librarian
Quintessential Reader's Advisor

Lisa  is the Head of Adult Services at the Davis branch. She has been with MCPL for 30 years in various branches including the former Bookmobile. Lisa is an avid reader and loves to recommend books to anyone who will listen. She is an enthusiastic, if not proficient, bowler and a lyricist along with her co-writer Heather Wright. They have written parody lyrics to music for many friends and co-workers

We will be having a little farewell celebration for our wonderful customers this coming Saturday, our last day, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  Please stop by to join us for cake and lemonade.

Anita Vassallo
Davis Manager
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