Regular visitors are already aware of some of the shifts in collections as we prepare for the construction and remodeling. All patrons will want to know about the moves about to take place on May 1.
The Children’s Room is moving to a temporary location at the Westwood Mall. (A huge thank you to the Marquette Township Westwood Mall for providing space to the library during this time.)
If you are a regular users of the Children’s Room, you will want to note the following dates:
- Closed April 30 – May 6: Moving week (Children’s collection will be unavailable this week. Holds will be pulled after the branch is open.)
- Reopening Monday, May 7: Children’s Branch will open at the Westwood Mall (See branch hours below.)
- Programming resumes June 9: Summer Reading Program Kickoff – Get Ready to Rock!
- November 2018 – Moving back to PWPL
The PWPL Children’s Branch will have the following hours:
- Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Construction will require that the lower level of the library is closed to the public starting May 1.
MACC offices – Will be located in the Peter White Conference Room on the main floor. Marquette Arts and Culture Center may be reached during their regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm) at their regular phone number, 906/228-0472.
– Will be closed May – November. We will continue to hold programs in alternative spaces. Check our online calendar
for up to date information.
April 5, 2018 the Library Board of Trustees met in special session to review construction bids. Closner Construction was awarded the library’s contract. We are excited to work with a local company on this important project.
We have big things planned for 2018 at Peter White Public Library. Based on feedback from patrons and voters, we are planning a series of improvements to both the library building and the services we offer. If you would like to stay in the loop as these improvements are implemented, sign-up for email updates here:
The tabulating is done: PWPL 80.61% YES!
(See Election Summary.)
Because of our amazing library supporters, we will be able to move forward on both much needed repairs and plans to realign spaces so we may better serve the community in the years to come.
If you’ve visited the library recently, you may have noticed display boards on each floor with proposed floor plans. If you haven’t had a chance to see them, you can view the plans here:
The proposed plans are based on feedback from our March Space Planning sessions, conducted with the help of Kimberly Bolan and Associates. (See their Facility Recommendations.)
To better understand why we are looking at space planning at this time, see our Capital Improvement Bond fact sheet to get the complete story.
Library Director Andrea Ingmire, Board of Trustees President Anne Donohue, and spokesman James Jajich from the group, City of Marquette Supporters of Peter White Public Library were recently interviewed on Media Meet.
Join us in the Community Room at 10:30 am or 7:00 pm Monday, March 20 for a public discussion and help us imagine how Peter White Public will be used in the future.
Refreshments will be provided and activities for children will take place in the Youth Services Department.