It’s been a long six months for the 1,000+ daily visitors who count on the Wellesley Free Library’s main branch as an essential community resource. The 530 Washington Street location has been closed for a $2.8 million dollar renovation since April 2021. Although the 2 branch libraries have been open, along with a Temporary Main Library in Wellesley Square (now permanently closed), the void has been felt by patrons.
Right now it’s looking like the reopening will happen in the beginning of November.
There was hope that the doors would open a little earlier. At the October 12th Select Board meeting, Megan Jop during the Executive Director’s Report said, “We received word from [Town of Wellesley Facilities Director] Joe McDonough that the library will be reopening on October 23rd…can’t wait to see how it’s going to look.”
Turns out a few more delays derailed that plan. Stay tuned for updates.
If you also can’t wait, take a look at our recent post, Sneak Peek: we storm the gates of the Wellesley Free Library.