By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
The Hollywood Branch Library will be closed for renovations August 10-30, said Shawn Cunningham, director of communications for the Multnomah County Library. The book drop will be unavailable, too, but materials may be returned to other library branches.
The Hollywood’s worn, 13-year-old carpet will be replaced, public spaces will get new paint and a new information desk will be added. A new table will arrive for children’s iPads. Two new storage cabinets will be added. Shelves, tables and computers will be reconfigured.
The changes are part of a scheduled preventative maintenance plan, Cunningham said.
During the closure, patrons may use other branches, including Albina, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.; Belmont, 1038 S.E. 39th Ave.; Gregory Heights, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd., and North Portland, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Patrons may choose to update their home library online or by telephone at (503) 988-5342 to have holds delivered to another branch. Before the closure, library staff may help with patron questions and account issues.
“Hollywood library is heavily used by its community,” said library manager Bryan Fearn. “Last year alone, patrons walked through our doors more than 415,000 times. These updates will ensure that the library continues to be a bright, welcoming, safe and functional public space for years to come.”