Where to Find Your Library in December and January
By Teri Vance
Carson City Library staff will soon begin packing up materials in anticipation of closing for up to eight weeks during a project to refresh the interior.
“We will have 10 days to pack up nearly 90,000 items to place into storage containers,” said Sena Loyd, library director. “We are going to do our best
to serve our patrons during the process.”
Packing of reference materials will begin Dec. 5 and the library will close Dec. 10. After that, the inside of the library will be painted, and carpet
on the first floor will be changed to concrete flooring.
“Most of the carpet in the library has not been replaced in more than 20 years,” Loyd said. “Concrete flooring allows the city to provide more efficient
maintenance, removal of allergens and a cleaner, finished look.”
She said the improvements are long overdue.
“We average 1,000 people coming through our doors every day,” Loyd said. “We’re open seven days a week; that’s a lot of wear and tear.”
It’s going to mean changes for patrons as well. Deadlines will be extended for most items checked out of the library. Most books, CDs, playaways and magazines
checked out after Nov. 1 will be due Feb. 15. New books, DVDs, Blu-ray movies, Kindles and digital equipment checked out after Dec. 1 will also have deadlines
extended until Feb. 15 or after. The library is encouraging patrons to hang onto these items until it reopens.
Due dates for items that are not part of the Carson City Library collection, such as hold requests from other libraries, will not be extended and should
be returned via the book drops at the library or City Hall.
Patrons placing holds on items at home must select a location other than the Carson City Library for pickup. The closest is the Nevada State Library,
Archives and Public Records, 100 N. Stewart St. Items from Carson City Library will be in storage and impossible to retrieve.
While the library is closed, patrons can check out materials at a number of pop-up locations throughout the community:
Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Dec. 18-22
Studio at Adams Hub for Innovation, 111 W. Proctor St., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Dec. 26-Dec. 29 and Jan.2-Jan. 5.
The pop-up will continue at the Hub for Innovation on Jan. 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the Downtown Business Association wine walk.
Story Time, Book Club and Citizenship Classes will also be held at various locations throughout the community.
Library card holders will be able to access free wireless internet service at Nevada State Library, 100 N. Stewart St.; and the Supreme Court Library,
201 S. Carson St., Suite 200.
Free public Wi-Fi through the city is also available at Bob McFadden Plaza, Carson and Third streets.
“We are grateful to our community partners for allowing us to borrow their locations, receive our patrons’ holds, and reach out to the community. Without
them we would have extremely limited library services while we’re closed,” Loyd said.
The library will reopen later in January, and a grand re-opening is scheduled for Feb. 16 when the new floor plan is revealed.
“Demand continues to grow, and space still remains an issue,” Loyd said. “This is the beginning of being able to make this city asset work better for
Some programs require preregistration. See the calendar at www.carsoncitylibrary.org to register.
December Dec. 16 2 p.m. — Citizenship Class at Community Center Kinder Room
Dec. 18-22 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. — Pop-up at Community Center Kinder Room (access via parking lot)
Dec. 19 10:30 a.m. — Drone/Dash Race at Community Center Gym
Dec. 19 Noon — Lunchbox Learning at The Studio at Adams Hub for Innovation, 111 W. Procter St.
Dec. 20 10:30 a.m. — Files, Folders and Programs (computer class) at Carson City Senior Center
Dec. 21 10:30 a.m. — Story Time at Nevada State Museum
Dec. 22 Winter Read-A-Thon starts Dec. 23 2 p.m. — Citizenship Class at Community Center Kinder Room
Dec. 26-29 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. — Pop-up at The Studio at Adams Hub for Innovation
Dec. 26 10:30 a.m. — Drone/Dash Race at Community Center Gym
Dec. 27 10:30 a.m. — OverDrive E-Book at Carson City Senior Center
Dec. 28 10:30 a.m. — Story Time at Carson City Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St.
Dec. 30 2 p.m. — Citizenship Class at Community Center Kinder Room January
Jan. 2-5 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. — Pop-up at The Studio at Adams Hub for Innovation
Jan. 2 10:30 a.m. — Drone/Dash Race at Community Center Gym
Jan. 3 10:30 a.m. — Internet (computer class) at Carson City Senior Center
Jan. 4 10:30 a.m. —Story Time at Carson City Senior Center
Jan. 6 1-5 p.m. — Downtown Business Association Wine Walk at The Studio at Adams Hub for Innovation
Jan. 13 10:15 a.m. — Family Reading Program at the Nevada State Railroad Museum
For more information Go to carsoncitylibrary.org or follow Carson City Library on Facebook