Friday, July 19, 2024
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Putnam Library To Close Next Week Due To Leak

The Putnam County Public Library will be temporarily closed for maintenance all next week to deal with a water leak in the building.

Putnam County Library Director Kathryn Wisinger said some of the building’s water pipes are being replaced following the discovery of a leak. Wisinger said maintenance like this is crucial to keeping the 50-year-old building operational.

“We really love the building, we’re trying to take care of it, and the best way to do that is to make sure that we maintain it in a timely manner,” Wisinger said, “So while we do hate to be closed in the summer because it’s typically pretty busy for us, it was necessary to go ahead and get this done so that we didn’t cause, you know, more damage and more problems.”

Wisinger said the county maintenance department responded and quickly patched the leak until it could be fixed during the closure. Wisinger said the leak has not damaged any books but they will have to replace some computers.

“Thank goodness, no books were affected,” Wisinger said. “But it did, it was leaking near where we have a lot of technology and so we’re going to have to move some things.”

Wisinger said it’s unfortunate the library will be closed for a week but the maintenance is at the top of the list of things to do.

“It’s a priority,” Wisinger said. “Yes, it’s an unavoidable issue that we need to address as quickly as we can.”

Wisinger said that residents will still have access to the library’s online catalog and resources during the maintenance period. The library will close on June 24th and reopen on July 1st.