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North Fort Myers Library to move to temporary location rescheduled

By Staff | Sep 5, 2017

The planned move of the North Fort Myers Library to its temporary location has been rescheduled from Sept. 9, 10 and 11 to Sept. 23, 24 and 25 due to the approach of Hurricane Irma and the uncertainty of its path.

The move is in preparation for the construction of the new North Fort Myers Library. The existing library will move to a temporary location nearby at 50 Pine Island Road North in North Fort Myers. The current library will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 and reopen in the temporary facility at noon Tuesday, Sept. 26. Materials may be returned to the book drop at the temporary location beginning 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

For the period of construction, the temporary site will offer the basic services: public computers, holds pickup, new materials, popular materials (books & DVDs), youth programming area and reference services. The temporary location hours will be: Sunday and Monday- closed, Tuesday- noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday-10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Construction of the new library will begin after demolition of the current facility. The new library will be approximately 25,000 square feet and is expected to open in the summer of 2019. The estimated cost is of the project is $12.5 million from existing library fund balances.

The Lee County Library System serves Lee County with books, downloadable e-books, digital content, Books-by-Mail, a bookmobile, e-sources, music and films, programs and meeting space. Don’t have a Lee County Library System library card? Getting one is free and easy. Visit leelibrary.net to apply online, or stop by any branch. Information about Lee County Library System is available for your convenience 24/7 at leelibrary.net where you can find out about library services, programs, locations, view an online events calendar or place a hold on library items. Telephone Reference is available at 239-479-info (4636)

Source: Lee County