Community & Environment

Spruce up for Glenview Library

Hamilton’s Glenview Library is set for a spruce up.

The library, which bears the old Hamilton City Libraries colour scheme of blue and orange, will close on 11 November for three weeks for improvements including interior and exterior painting, new carpet and a reconfiguration of the collection it holds.

The project is a planned renewal as part of Hamilton City Council’s 2018-28 10-Year Plan, reflecting the Council’s focus on maintaining the assets it manages for the community.

Stephen Pennruscoe, Hamilton City Libraries Director, says the most effective and efficient way to update the Library will be to close it for three weeks to get all the work done.

“The Glenview Library project also includes installation of technology for our new radio frequency identification device (RFID) loan item issuing system, and although we’d have liked to have kept the library open, we felt it was more sensible to close it for three weeks and get all the work done at once,” Mr Pennruscoe says.

“We appreciate this closure will inconvenience our regular Glenview customers and we do want to thank them for their understanding while we have this work done.

“We’re confident our customers will like the results of this work which will give the Glenview Library a fresh and bright new look.”

Mr Pennruscoe says customers who would usually return items to Glenview Library can drop them at Gallagher Aquatic Centre, a short drive away. Customers can also return loaned items to a range of Council facilities listed here.

Staff at Hamilton City Libraries will publish project updates to its Facebook page and create a short video to capture the change. The Glenview Library will reopen on Monday, 2 December.

The Glenview Library is the second-to-last branch of Hamilton City Libraries to be redecorated in the contemporary green and grey colour scheme. St Andrews Library will be the final library to undergo the transformation, with a project planned for the 2020-2021 financial year.

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