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Hurley Library Update- November 2014

There is a lot of positive energy surrounding the Hurley Library right now!

First, thank you to the all the residents of Hurley for supporting the budget, which passed in October.

The Library Fair was a huge success and the Board is planning to make it an annual event. Thank you to everyone who attended supported and volunteered at the fair. It was great fun for all ages and, as anyone who attended can attest, it was one of those days where it simply felt good to be in the Town of Hurley and see the community come together.

Another exciting event, Winter Wonderland, is being planned for Saturday, December 13 from 3-5 p.m. at the library. There will be a snowman decorating contest (the snowmen will be made of plywood). Snowmen will be available for pick-up at the Library for a $5.00 donation. There is also a tree lighting planned for 5:00 PM. Please check the website or ask in the Library for more details.

The future home of the Hurley Library continues to dominate the Board’s time. While it may seem as if nothing is happening, let us assure you that a tremendous amount of planning has been dedicated to the project. Please know that we appreciate your patience and continued support.

There will be an asbestos abatement toward the end of November. Once the building is free of asbestos, the bidding process can begin. Bids are expected sometime in December and the Board is hopeful that construction can begin in January (weather permitting).

While it may seem unusual to begin construction in the winter, we have been assured by our architectural team that construction can proceed. Completion of the project remains impossible to predict but is currently planned for the mid-to-late summer 2015.

Please stay up-to-date by visiting the Hurley Library web page or visit the Library and ask any staff member for information.


The Hurley Library Board

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The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

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