Shute Library Will Close Next Week for Construction: New Temporary Library Location to Open Aug. 5

With renovation construction of Shute Library scheduled to begin in August, the city has its transition plans to accommodate the library’s faithful customers beginning on August 5, 2013, with the opening of a temporary location at 21 Whittier Drive.

The actual library move from Shute Library to Whittier Drive is scheduled for August 1, beginning at 10 a.m. and the library is looking for volunteers to assist with the move.

The Shute Library will close beginning Monday, July 29 and will not re-open until the renovation is completed.

Beginning on August 5, the temporary library at Whittier Drive will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The temporary library will not be able to offer residents all of the services of a complete and fully stocked library. The services provided at the “mini-library” will include, two to three public access computers, popular library materials and the ability to borrow books from the Parlin Library and other lending libraries in the Everett network.

The construction inside the Shute Library is expected to take 10-12 months.

According to Library Director Deborah Abraham, who briefed the city council on the project in June, “The majority of the (Shute) collection will be moved to storage for the duration of the project,” and Shute Library staff will temporarily staff either the temporary library location at Whittier Drive or assist with the expected increase at the Parlin Library during the construction.

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