Mall library to close Monday for threemonth remodel

first_imgFrequently Asked QuestionsWhat’s new: The Vancouver Mall Community Library has stopped some pick-up services.What’s next: Sunday will be the library’s final day at its current facility; starting Monday, it will be closed for a remodeling project.Some book pickup services at the Vancouver Mall Community Library have already stopped as the branch prepares to close Monday for remodeling.The current site will be open through 6 p.m. Sunday. A smaller version will reopen in late March or early April as The Mall Library Connection. It will be in about the same location, adjacent to J.C. Penney on the upper level of Westfield Vancouver mall, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive.All Fort Vancouver libraries will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for Christmas. Demolition work at the mall facility is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.The current lease expires on Dec. 31. The 2013 lease costs about the same as the current one — $72,000, with an automatic 4 percent annual increase — but it only pays for about half the space. So, the present 7,215-square-foot space will be condensed into a 3,575-square foot library facility.With an innovative layout, “It won’t feel like a loss,” Patty Reyes, operations director, said at a recent meeting of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District board of trustees.last_img

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