New Canaan Library To Reopen Monday with Regular Hours

New Canaan Library will reopen with regular hours at 9 a.m. Monday, officials say. 

Closed since Feb. 18 after a mechanical problem caused flooding, the library team is “making every effort to resume normal operations over the next few weeks,” according to President and CEO Kim McNally. “We are deeply grateful to our community for your patience and understanding as we have worked toward our reopening,” McNally said. The Rees Family Children’s Room “will remain closed for at least another two weeks,” she said. “Fortunately, our collections were not damaged,” McNally said.

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.

Letter to Community from New President and CEO of New Canaan Library

Hello! I am delighted to introduce myself as the new President & CEO of the New Canaan Library and am thankful for the warm welcome you have already shown me. I come to you as the former Executive Director of the Berlin, Peck library just up the road on I-95. I am excited to begin living in New Canaan and experiencing the rich community life so evident around me. My arrival happens to coincide with the new Library’s one year anniversary.

‘We Have Found the Right Person’: New Canaan Library Hires CEO and President

New Canaan Library has hired a Connecticut library director with more than one decade of experience in both small and large public libraries across the nation as its new CEO and president. Kimberly McNally, most recently the director of the Berlin Peck Memorial Library in Berlin, Conn., will start Feb. 1 in New Canaan, according to a press release. “A library is the center of the community and a place for growth and connection for everyone,” McNally said in the release. “The New Canaan Library, with its thoughtfully designed building and dynamic resources, is leading the way for how libraries in Connecticut and around the country can support their communities in new and exciting ways.