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Library to close Friday for utility work

Apr. 05, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

HUNTINGTON -- The Cabell County Public Library's main location on 9th Street in Huntington will be closed Friday, April 5, for a waterline replacement project that leave the facility without water for the day.

Library Director Judy Rule said crews will be replacing the main water line into the building Friday, then spend the next two weeks replacing all the pipes inside the building, section by section. That means that although the library will remain open, some restrooms and even the elevator will be closed intermittently.

But the project, which will cost about $45,000, was needed. Rule said they've had two incidents in the past six months, leaks in both the basement and on the third floor, that had them worried a more serious problem could be imminent without taking action.

Closing Friday, she said, lessened the impact on the community, as few formal programs are held. Plus, the other library branches will be open for patrons.

The library will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6.

Nearly $20,000 for the repairs comes from a grant through the West Virginia Library Commission, while the remainder will be paid out of general funds, Rule said.