Beginning Monday, July 21st visitors to the Columbus Public Library will be required to use an alternate entrance due to repair work around the front entryway.
The comprehensive work needed to repair leaks around the library's front entrance could take up to six weeks.
The temporary entrance will be through a north-facing door which opens in the alley running east and west off 25th Avenue. Parking in the private lots behind the library is not available to library patrons during construction so parking will be available along 25th Avenue with part of the alley reserved for pedestrian traffic.
The drive-through book drop will be open during construction, but the walk-up book drop will be closed. As always, you can use the library online (www.columbusne.us/library) and via telephone (402-564-7116).
The temporary alternate entrance will be in use during the Columbus Days book sale put on by the Friends of the Library (6 p.m., Thursday, August 14 through Sunday, August 17). The book sale will go on as will the rest of library services during the repairs.
Diagrams will be put up and distributed, and signs will be placed so patrons can find their way into the building.