UPDATE: The Bolivar Branch will reopen with normal hours starting December 26th due to construction being ahead of schedule. The library will be closed on December 23rd to get everything back in order for reopening.


Due to an on-going interior and exterior construction project, the Bolivar Branch will be closed to the public starting Monday, December 16th and will remain closed until Thursday, January 2nd.

“The Village of Bolivar, who owns the building, is completing some maintenance that will ensure our customers will remain safe and comfortable in the space for years to come,” said County Library director Michelle McMorrow Ramsell.

During this time, customers may pick up holds, check out books, and browse new materials at a temporary library location set up inside the rear doors of the Bolivar Fire Department, which is conveniently located across the street from the branch at 456 Water Street SW. Branch staff will be available to assist customers, holds will be available for pickup, and a pop-up collection of new and popular materials will be accessible to customers during the following dates and times while the branch is closed:

Monday, December 16: 1:00PM-6:00PM

Tuesday, December 17: 1:00PM-6:00PM

Wednesday, December 18: 1:00PM-6:00PM

Thursday, December 19: 1:00PM-6:00PM

Friday, December 20: 1:00PM-6:00PM


Monday, December 23: 1:00PM-6:00PM

Thursday, December 26: 1:00PM-6:00PM

Friday, December 27: 1:00PM-6:00PM

If the construction project goes according to plan, the branch anticipates opening its doors to the public once again at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 2nd and resuming normal operating hours from that point forward. During the time that the Bolivar Branch is closed, the book drop will remain open. The only program taking place during the closure -- the branch's monthly book discussion group -- will be held at the Bolivar Dairy Queen.

“We are very lucky to be in such a great community that supports the local library and allows us to use their spaces when needed,” said Bolivar Branch Library Supervisor Jessica Conley. “Our community really rallies around the library.”

All other locations of the County Library System will be open during regularly scheduled days and hours. For more information, call the Bolivar Branch at 330-874-2720 or the Main Library at 330-364-4474.