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Lodi Library Reopens May 19

The repair work on the Medina County District Library Lodi Library building, located on Wooster Street, will be complete and will reopen Monday, May 19.


The temporary library, located at the Lodi Station Outlets, will be open through 4:00 pm Saturday, April 26.
Monday, April 28, the temporary library will be closed.
Instead, the move back to the main library location will begin.


Library materials due back to the Lodi Library during the closing period will not accrue late fees. Library members may keep materials until the reopening. Members will receive calls or emails for materials needing to be picked up before the closing. All holds will remain in the system and be filled as soon as the library reopens. Library service at all other MCDL libraries is unaffected.


A media open house will be held May 12, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and an invitation-only opening reception will be held Friday, May 16.


The Lodi Library will open to the public at 10:00 am Monday, May 19.

The library will feature a revamped reading area and new technology services available only at the Lodi Library. The repair project was completed on schedule and on budget.


The Lodi Library building was closed and repaired due to concerns about the structural integrity of the wood timbers in the main, clerestory area of the building.


The repair work has corrected all of the structural concerns with the clerestory area of the building, and that area will be safe for public use going forward. With the assistance of qualified professionals, the Library has determined that the structural problems are the result of defective design, materials and installation. Responsibility for these defects lies with many companies involved with the original project, but the Library Board is not responsible. The Library is currently pursuing recovery of the costs related to the renovation against the responsible parties. The case is pending in the Medina County Court of Common Pleas.




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