Pause in service scheduled to ‘refresh’ Freeland Library

How does new carpeting and furniture, more space for favorite things and a comfy spot to use your laptop sound?

The Bettie B. Children’s Room (top) and the rest of the Freeland Library (below) will be closed from Dec. 16 through Jan. 1 for work that will install new flooring, new furniture a laptop bar and other items. The library is scheduled to reopen on Jan. 2. During the closure, Freeland Library customers may use any of the other 22 Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries including those in Langley, Clinton, Coupeville and Oak Harbor.

It sounded pretty good to the Freeland Library, too.

Sno-Isle Libraries will start sprucing things up next month. The downside is that means the library will be closed for 18 days starting Sunday, Dec. 16. The library is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

“We’re calling it a ‘refresh’ and are very excited, but we need to be closed during the work,” Library Manager Betsy Arand said. The project will include new carpeting, furniture, added space for popular collections and a “laptop bar” much like those found in some coffee shops.

Not strictly part of the refresh, but also new for the library will be a new projection system for the meeting room. The separate non-profit Friends of the Freeland Library group is funding the new equipment.

During the closure, requested library materials will be available for pickup at the Langley Library. Customers may also choose any other community library as the pickup location when requesting materials.

For item returns, the outside returns slots at the Freeland Library will be open while the library is closed. Items may also be returned to any other Sno-Isle Libraries community library.

Library service is available at nearby libraries: