Thursday, June 01, 2006

La Farge Renovations

The La Farge Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library, 1730 Llano Street, will be undergoing renovations in early June. Starting Monday, June 5, the branch will be closed through Sunday, June 18, reopening on Monday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m. During the two week closure, the building will be painted and re-carpeted. Funding for the branch library upgrades came from City CIP funds.

"We regret the inconvenience," stated Susie Sonflieth, Branch Director. "We hope our patrons will appreciate our new look, with new paint and carpeting. Special touches have been added to make the Children’s Room more inviting--children will enjoy the surprises! Wehope our patrons will understand the interruption in service. The closure is longer than anticipated as most of the shelving must be moved to install the carpeting. The last carpet installation took place in 1988, so we all welcome the renovation," Sonflieth stated.

In addition, the Legislature approved funding for the FY2006-07 year through the generosity of Representative Lucky Varela and Senator Nancy Rodriguez, which will provide further renovations to service desks, the entrance and a new HVAC system as part of a long range plan of upgrades at the La Farge Branch.

Patrons' holds for books and Interlibrary loans will be held at the Main Library during this time for patron pick-up. Books may be returned to the La Farge Branch during the closure. The phone line for renewals of items that are checked out is 955-6987. For reference or to reserve computer time at the Main Library, staff may be reached at 955-6781.

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