Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. Airy will reopen with a “welcome back” celebration on Monday, Oct. 16.
Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. Airy will reopen with a “welcome back” celebration on Monday, Oct. 16, after undergoing a modification of its nearly new HVAC system.
"The library staff would like to thank our community for their patience while our building was closed due to our HVAC system needing repair. Repairs have now been made,” branch manager Claire Hand said in a press release.
The library was forced to close because of a recurring humidity problem in the building. The facility's HVAC system was not outfitted with a dehumidification sequence when it was installed about six years ago. The upgrade has been estimated to cost about $21,000. Lovett was closed from 2016 to 2018 when it underwent a $6.7 million renovation.
Community members are invited to the Oct. 16 reopening from 3 to 6 p.m. at the library, located at 6945 Germantown Ave.
“The public is cordially invited to celebrate with us and our community partners who will table at this event.” Hand said in the release. “This is an opportunity for our community to learn about many community resources and to network with one another. For the enjoyment of those who come, we will have live music with R&B singer Ms. Shekhinah B., show a movie, learn the merengue and have refreshments.”