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Bangor public library to close for six weeks

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you visit the Bangor Public Library often, don't worry, it will be closing for a short time. yet, you’ll still have different ways to get access to books.  Beginning on Monday, November 16th the library will be closed for six weeks. It's to continue renovations and upgrades to the city's 101-year-old library.

The interior renovation of the Bangor Public Library is about to endure a drastic change. Soon there will be a grand staircase that will connect the original library with the 1997 add-on.

Librarians say the new staircase will be a focal point to draw the two buildings together. Officials said for the safety of others the library will be closed for six weeks, and it will reopen on January 4th.

While the Library may not be open to the public, the staff will be busy retagging and barcoding more than 500,000 volume collections.

The Library's online branch will still be available 24/7.  Through the library's website, cardholders can view over 70 magazines, download audio books and  eBooks.

If you’re a Bangor Public Library cardholder you’ll be able to check out books at the Hampden Library, the Maine State Library in Augusta, the University of Maine Augusta – Bangor Campus Library, and the Old Town and Orono Public Library

In six weeks, this library will have a grand staircase that the original architectural plans showed.