Library closed next Monday – Wednesday

by beth on January 20, 2022

Library closure noticeThe Southborough Library is closing its doors to the public for three days next week. It’s to allow for the installation of new carpets.

The dates are Monday, January 24th – Wednesday, January 26th.

So, if you’re looking to borrow something to read (or watch or listen to) next week, plan ahead. 

The Library is open until 9:00 pm tonight and from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm this Friday and Saturday. 

As for the days the Library is closed, you can still take advantage of their online services through their website.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Resident January 21, 2022 at 10:03 AM

How is it that the library, a town building closes whenever it feels like? Are we paying the staff even though they are not working? Seems like they close a lot. Is there a reason why the carpet could not be installed on the weekend by our facilities staff. They could be given comp days to work on the weekend and then the library could remain open. It seems for a town service, they do whatever they want with no consideration that we pay for this building, services, payroll and benefits with taxpayer money. I find it interesting and concerning that they just seem to do whatever they want.


2 beth January 24, 2022 at 4:18 PM

My understanding was that this was when the Library was informed it would happen – not at their request. However, staff do still have some duties while doors are closed.

According to Library Director Ryan Donovan, that includes work on Reader’s Advisory reviews, website content, prep work for year 3 of the Library Seed Exchange, and running the virtual youth writing club. They are also still supporting the Library’s website chat function to help patrons with questions and requests.


3 Interested January 21, 2022 at 10:51 AM

YAY!! The Library is finally getting new carpet. Can’t wait to see it!


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