Rochester Public Library closed Monday for skylight removal

(ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Public Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 17, while construction crews remove a skylight in the main entryway to the building.

The library is expected to reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m.

Crews have been working on replacing RPL’s original roof and notified library leadership about the skylight removal this week. Due to this high traffic area being needed for access to the second floor and the building not having another alternative, it was decided it would be best to close.

During the closure library staff will participate in “back of the house” work such as shelving, collection maintenance, and other labor-intensive projects as well as staff development activities. The outdoor book drop will remain open and holds on library materials will be available one additional day.

Originally slated to be complete at the end of October, the project is now expected to wrap up in early November 2022.

Once the skylight is removed, a temporary cover will be placed until a new skylight can be installed.