The Philipsburg Jubilee Library reopens after Hurricane Irma’s destruction

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday October 24th,2017, from 9 am to 5pm, the Philipsburg Jubilee Library will reopen to the general public after two challenging months. The library remained closed through the month of September and partially through October to allow the staff the time to complete necessary clean up and repairs.

The management and staff are happy to once again provide their services. Opening hours will be Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5pm, Thursdays from 2-5pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 1pm.

Unfortunately, the inner library will not be accessible to the public. Thus we have created a temporary solution to accommodate our loyal customers by using the entrance hall. The area is limited but we have done our best to try and accommodate most everyone’s needs.

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Customers will have access to library materials, namely the children’s collection and a small selection of Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, our internet café, DvD’s, photocopying, a lounge area, and a study area for students.

There will be no penalties issued for overdue items or damages due to the passing of Hurricane Irma. This grace period will last until the end of 2017. Please use this time to come in and let us know how you and the library books fared Hurricane Irma.

In addition to the abovementioned information. The library will also be providing outreach services to day care centers and afternoon school programs in the form of book boxes and/or coming to the centers to perform reading related activities such as, story time, puppet theatre, and reading games. Day care centers and afternoon schools will be contacted. However, if you would like to be part of our schedule feel free to contact us.

We thank our patrons for bearing with us with the reopening of their beloved library. Together we will bring back normalcy to St. Maarten one book at a time.

For more information please contact us via our website: stmaartenlibrary.org or Facebook page: stmaarten.pjlibrary.

Source: TODAY http://today.sx/community/philipsburg-jubilee-library-reopens-hurricane-irmas-destruction/

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