Library To Remain Closed Next Week Due to Flood Remediation

New Canaan Library will remain closed next week due to ongoing flood remediation, officials say. Closed since Sunday after a mechanical problem caused flooding, the library has seen its “hardworking staff and recovery team” make “very good progress on addressing the challenges caused by the accidental first floor flooding,” the organization said in a press release. “There is more work to be done and unfortunately, we must delay our plans to reopen on Monday,” the press release said, referring to an earlier target date. The new target date is March 4. All programs scheduled for next week will be cancelled or relocated, the library said.

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New Canaan Library To Reopen Next Week as Flood Remediation Continues

Closed since Sunday after a mechanical problem caused flooding, New Canaan Library is on track to reopen next week, officials say. The library will remain closed through Feb. 25 “due to ongoing flood-remediation measures,” the organization said in a press release. All programs and meetings scheduled for this week are canceled. 

“The cleanup team, led by ServiceMaster, has been working all weekend to extract any remaining water which flooded a good portion of the floor on the main level of the Library building this past Saturday due to a leak in the fire sprinkler system,” the press release said. “As of today, most of the carpeting has been dried out and multiple industrial fans have been installed throughout the building to reduce humidity to appropriate levels.”

Senior staff members say members of the library team rescued all books in the Children’s Room and concourse area.

New Canaan Library Closed Through Wednesday Due to Mechanical Problem, Flooding [UPDATED]

Update 7 p.m. Sunday Feb. 18

New Canaan Library President and CEO Kim McNally issued the following statement:

“We are working with our building project team to identify the cause of the failure and hope to have more information this week. We had to turn the water off in order to address the issue. We will open our building when we can restore our water service and the building is safe for the public to enter.” Original Article

New Canaan Library is closed through Wednesday due to “an unforeseen mechanical issue,” according to a bulletin posted on the organization’s website.

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