The Library will be closed from Saturday, October 17, through Sunday, November 1. Unless there are unforeseen complications, we plan to reopen at 9am on Monday, November 2.
If additional delays are necessary, the news will be posted on our website, our Facebook page, and the library’s voice mail message.
Materials due during our closed dates will have due dates extended to November 2. No late fines will be charged.
Materials cannot be returned during our closed dates – the book return in the parking lot will also be closed.
Because we are a part of the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium, you may use your MAPL library card at many other libraries (including Old Bridge, Sayreville, Keyport and Red Bank) to use a computer or check out materials. The full list of LMxAC libraries can be found here: http://www.lmxac.org/info/member-libraries/. When using another LMxAC library, that library’s policies apply.
Starting on Monday, October 10, patrons will be unable to place holds (online, in person or on the phone) to be picked up here at MAPL. You may place a hold and request to pick it up at a neighboring library (see list in link above). We will resume taking holds on Monday, November 2.
If you are concerned that a hold you are placing now may arrive while we are closed, either wait to place the hold after we reopen, or select another library for pick-up. Unfortunately, holds that arrive during the renovation will not be processed until after we reopen.
The improvements planned for MAPL include new flooring, new paint, and some surprises in both the Reference and Children’s areas. We hope that you will visit us in November to check out all of the changes. We will also be hosting an Open House before the end of the year.
I can be reached at (732) 583-9100 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We thank you for your patience during this transition time and we are sorry for any inconvenience. We look forward to welcoming you back in November!