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UPDATE: Athens Branch Service Hampered by Road Construction

road construction outside Athens Branch
Google Maps image of where to park during road construction outside Athens Branch

April 20, 2021

UPDATE - 5/18/21

Road construction along Caroline St. in Athens is now complete and our Athens Branch has resumed its offering of limited services. 


UPDATE - 5/3/21

As of May 3, the road construction work immediately in front of our Athens Branch has been completed and the library entrance and book drop are now accessible to the public. With the Athens Branch once again accessible, patrons may resume making computer and browsing appointments. 

Construction work continues on other parts of Caroline Street, however, and options for parking outside of the Athens Branch remain limited. Patrons visiting the library for appointments or curbside pickup are advised to park along Elm St. (see map). then walk along Caroline Street to the branch. Patrons with limited mobility and other considerations are asked to call the branch at 715-257-7292 upon their arrival on Elm Street.

We will follow up with updates as we receive them and notify the public when the road construction is complete.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!

 


UPDATE - 4/29/21

As of April 29, road construction continues to take place on Caroline Street, just outside our Athens Branch. Workers are in the process of pouring concrete on the street and sidewalk. Because of this, the entrance to the library is currently inaccessible to patrons.

Until further notice, the Athens Branch will be unable to offer any browsing or computer appointments. The outside book drop will also be unavailable at this time. 

Library staff will offer curbside pickup of items on Maple Street (see map) during normal business hours. Please be sure to call ahead of time to schedule a curbside appointment and call the branch upon your arrival at 715-257-7292.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your continued understanding!


 

Original post - 4/20/21

Visitors of MCPL’s Athens Branch will want to be aware of road construction currently happening outside the branch and plan accordingly.

A stretch of Caroline Street, directly in front of the Athens Branch, is currently under construction. Because of this, accessing the library will be slightly different until further notice.

Patrons visiting by appointment or for curbside pickup are advised to park their vehicle along Elm Street, then walk along Caroline Street to the branch. Patrons with limited mobility and other considerations are asked to call the branch at 715-257-7292 upon their arrival on Elm Street.

We will follow up with updates as we receive them and notify the public when the road construction is complete.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!



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