UPDATE: We will be opening Tuesday, July 5th!
Scroll down for more information, including a timeline and photos!
McPherson Public Library Foundation Repair
Construction starts on May 18th with more details to follow
The McPherson Public Library will be under construction in order to repair foundation issues discovered earlier this year; the library floor is shifting to the point where it has become a safety hazard. After much discussion, a date was given and things are moving quickly. Outside construction will begin on May 18th and should not affect inside operations as of yet.
A foundation company will be outside working to install piers in the ground to better support the foundation of the library. Parking will be limited on the southwest corner of the library as well as directly north in the city’s lot. Once the piers are installed, the work will come inside which will include foam jacking and carpet repairs. More information about inside work and possible closing dates will be released as progress is made.
We expect a tentative closing of the library building to occur in June. Please feel free to check out as many materials as you can handle to keep you busy during this time. Start and end dates of the closure are pending, but will be released as soon as possible. Due dates will be extended.
We are very excited that this problem is being resolved for the safety of our building and patrons. We will be working to still have the best summer library program we can. Events originally scheduled inside the library in June will be pushed to July. The community can expect pop-up events at various locations in June so watch our website’s summer library page at macpl.org.
Construction is always inconvenient, but will make our building stronger for years to come! Please be sure to follow us on social media and watch our website for up-to-date information on programming and construction. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Timeline of Construction
UPDATE: We will be opening Thursday, June 30th.
Indoor Construction Breakdown
When construction moves inside the library, here is what to expect!
The entire adult section is having foundation issues and in order to foam jack the foundation, we will have to pull up all the carpet and move everything around to the point where the staff will not even be able to get to the books.
Pictured here, you will see how we are planning to split the large area in two phases. This will help us move everything in phase 1 to phase 2’s side and then vice versa before putting everything back in order.
Be sure to pick up your items before June 3 so you are well stocked while we are closed and to help clear our shelves a bit!