On Friday, March 31, the Springtown Public Library experienced a substantial flood stemming from one of its restrooms. The flood caused damage to the flooring, walls, and shelving in a large area of the library. Fortunately, none of the library’s books were impacted. The damage, however, did require the building to be closed to the public immediately.
As many of our patrons may know, we experienced a similar flood in 2016. At this time, we are working to identify the cause of these events and make necessary repairs to prevent any future floods. Additionally, the amount of remediation work needed to bring the library back to a point that it can safely serve our patrons is expected to take approximately 30 days.
Though the facility will remain closed to the public through the end of April, our staff will be in the office to answer phones and process returns. We will also continue preparing for our summer programs and plan to be fully functional by the time those begin.
Additionally, we are working to be able to continue our group activities by relocating them to the City of Springtown Municipal Annex Building at 200 N. Main Street, Springtown, Texas 76082. ***Please stay tuned for specific details for each activity as this is a building shared with other city departments such as the Municipal Court and we will have to coordinate the scheduling.***
We are very saddened to have to close the facility, but we do appreciate the outpouring of support we have received from the community. We look forward to again being able to provide our full slate of services to our patrons as soon as possible. We will provide updates on our social media pages as well as our website and will communicate our progress toward reopening over the next several weeks.