Main Library closing for renovations

The Rapides Parish Main Library will close, November 2, 2015 for renovations.

(Alexandria, LA)- The Rapides Parish Main Library, located at 411 Washington Street, downtown Alexandria, will close November 2, 2015 for renovations in the public areas of the library. The Rapides Parish Main Library is expected to be closed for approximately 10 to 12 weeks while new carpeting and tile are installed throughout the public areas of the library as well as a new media lab, that complements the next phase of the Main Library’s “MakerSpace”.

During the renovation period of the Main Library, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch, located at 1115 Broadway Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71301 will extend their hours of operation to accommodate the additional customers that need to access library services and resources.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BRANCH HOURS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2ND

Monday – Thursday    9:00am to 8:00pm
Friday – Saturday        9:00am to 6:00pm

Main Library Storytime: For daycare centers, nursery schools, and educational centers attending Main Library Storytime, that program will resume its regular time on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10:00am at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch. For more information regarding storytimes contact: Faith Johnson at 318-445-2411 x 1032 or faith@rpl.org.

Services that will continue during the renovation of the Rapides Parish Main Library are:

·Reference Help: Reference specialists will be available by calling 318-445- 2411 x 1032 or emailing refstaff@rpl.org.

·Online Reference Chat:  Reference specialists will still be available at www.rpl.org

·Obituary Requests: Reference specialists will continue to accept obituary requests on microfilm. Call 318-445-2411 x1032 or email refstaff@rpl.org.

·3D printing projects: Customers will still be able to submit printing projects online and printed items will be available for pick-up at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch or Westside Regional Library. Go to www.rpl.org, and watch the carousel below the links at the top. Click on “3-D Printing” when it appears.

Questions regarding the closure of the Rapides Parish Main Library should be directed to:  Lenna Mouton, Direct Services Coordinator, 318-445-2411 x 1002 or lenna@rpl.org.

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