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Richard Burges Expansion and Renovation

 

The Richard Burges Branch will be closed to the public beginning on November 6, 2017 for expansion and renovation funded by the 2012 Quality of Life Bond Issue.

The project includes:

  • New dedicated children’s room
  • Public art piece designed by local artist Hal Marcus
  • Expanded & dedicated computer lab
  • Expanded community meeting room space
  • Additional study room
  • Dedicated and revitalized teen area
  • Dedicated Friends of the Library bookstore
  • Self-service check out stations

Alternate Service Options:

During the closure, The Burges Mobile will provide book lending and other services in the Richard Burges Parking Lot:
Mon 9:30-5:30
Tues 9:30-5:30
Wed 9:30-5:30
Thurs 9:30-5:30
Fri 1:00-5:30     



The Techmobile will provide computer services in the parking lot:
Mon 9:30-5:30
Tues 9:30-5:30
Wed 9:30-5:30
Thurs 9:30-5:30
Fri 1:00-5:30                               

Citizenship classes – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, except for 2nd Tuesday of each month – 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Northeast Police Command Center, 9600 Dyer, Suite A

Computer Skills class – 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursdays at Techmobile in RB parking lot


Spanish Conversation Class - 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesdays in Toxicology Lab (9600 Dyer, Suite D)

Children’s Story Time – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bowling Family YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth Ave.

Teen Chat and Chew Book Club – 4:30 to 5:30 Tuesdays at Bowling Family YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth Ave.

Teen Hangout – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Bowling Family YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth Ave.

Adult GED class –6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays at Rae Gilmore Recreation Center, 8501 Diana Dr.

All ages Chess class – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays at Rae Gilmore Recreation Center, 8501 Diana Dr.