Starting Monday, February 15, the Old Bridge Public Library will begin our reflooring project. While we are closed for Presidents’ Day, we plan to recarpet the lobby and front entrance areas of the Library so you are not inconvenienced by workers and materials blocking your entry into the Library when we reopen on February 16.
The Library will remain open during the rest of the carpeting project. However, certain services and resources may be unavailable at various times during the project.
Please read the following FAQS. We hope they answer most of your questions. If you do have a question, please ask a staff member. We are here to help.
1) How will I know when a Library service or resource is unavailable?
If there will be a major service or resource interruption, the Library will post this information as far in advance as possible in the Library, on our front doors, on our website at www.oldbridgelibrary.org, on OBTV, and on the Township’s website www.oldbridge.com.
2) What services and resources might be impacted during the carpeting project?
Out of necessity certain parts of the collection and furniture will have to be moved so carpeting can be laid underneath. There will be temporary interruptions in the use of public computers, parts of all collections, quiet study rooms and meeting rooms at various times. Our wireless network, however, will never have service interruptions so you may use your own devices in the Library at all times.
3) Which materials will not be available during the carpeting project?
We are working on the details of exactly what will happen and will keep you informed every step of the way.
4) Will digital resources be available during the carpeting project?
All of our digital resources, ebooks, databases, Tutor.com, etc. will be available to you at all times during the project, whether at home or in the Library.
5) Will we be accepting donations of food and books?
Donations of books are suspended until February 22 when they will resume. Food donations are welcome at any time.
6) Will there be a lot of noise during the project?
There will be noise while the carpet crew and movers take up and put down new carpet. It will likely be quiet after 4 pm. There may be some dust when old carpeting is removed.
7) How long will the carpeting project take?
We hope to have everything completed in 4-5 weeks or less if everything goes as planned.
The Library Board of Trustees and the staff apologize for any inconvenience this project may cause. But, we are excited about the improvement to our appearance and we’re sure you’ll love the new look of the Library. Other improvements will follow.
Nancy Cohen, Library Director