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Yorktown Library Will Close May 29 For Renovations

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YORK-The Yorktown branch of the York County Public Library will temporarily close at the end of May for renovation and expansion.

Yorktown’s library branch will close effective May 29 to begin the renovation project. The project will involve upgrades to outdated infrastructure and creation of more inviting and new public spaces that are more easily accessible for everyone.

“The Yorktown expansion has been twenty years in the making, and I am so delighted that the county is able to bring this dream to fruition,” said Kevin Smith, library director. “After construction, we will essentially have a brand-new library equipped to accommodate the various intellectual and professional needs of our citizens.”

The project will add 10,000 more square feet to the Yorktown Library. Other project highlights include an updated space for programs and events, an updated children’s wing with a new story time room and a new area just for teenagers as well as innovative technology workspaces and private study rooms.

Yorktown Library’s Local History Collection will move to the Tabb Library until renovations are complete.

All services will be suspended during the library’s temporary closure with the exception of book drop off. Yorktown Library’s book drop will remain open until June 18. Afterward, book drop off and curbside pickup services will be moved to a temporary location, an empty space on Route 17 that previously housed Fire Station 1. The temporary book drop off location will open July 6.

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