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Friday, January 24 Local

Kent Memorial Library makes temporary move

KENT — For a few weeks, the town’s public library will have a new place to call home while its building on North Main Street undergoes renovations.

“The library will take care of some long-deferred and necessary repairs including asbestos remediation and new carpet installation,” according to Kent Memorial Library’s January newsletter.

Beginning Wednesday, patrons will have to go to 19 and 23 Kent Green Boulevard for Kent Memorial Library’s books, newspapers, public computers, programs and other offerings.

The space was donated by Kent Green owner John Casey, according to the library’s newsletter.

“Thanks to the Town of Kent, who provided grant money to pay some of the expenses for the move and repairs being made at the library. To get this work done, and done quickly, we must close. We hope to make this as painless as possible,” said Kent Memorial Library’s director, Sarah Marshall.

The library’s 32 North Main Street building is expected to reopen in early-February.

The temporary move is not the library’s only change this month — it has also stopped charging late fees to patrons’ accounts for overdue items.

Kendra Baker|General Assignment Reporter

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