Heather Bigby took her four-year-old daughter Hailey to the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library for the first time only to find it was closed for renovations. A week later on Monday, the doors were open again."I was hoping to sign her (Hailey) up for a summer reading program," said Bigby. "But they won't have anything until September."
The library began renovating in mid-January with a few interruptions in service. It was recently closed from June 6 to June 12 for asbestos abatement. Ongoing projects include expanding the children's room, installing an elevator and adding two meeting rooms.
As a result of the construction, children's programs have been suspended until September when the renovations are expected to be completed.
Even though there were no programs for Hailey, there was still a full collection of books to choose from. Hailey picked out a book called Goldilicious and her mother picked one titled Grandma Calls Me Beautiful .
"At least we were able to get these," Bigby said.
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