Poland Library still closed for tests

Staff report


The Poland Library will remained closed through Wednesday while more testing is done on an odor near the library.

A preliminary report released last week by an environmental consultant showed hydrogen sulfide present in the elevator pit of the Poland Library and recommended the building remain closed.

Books and materials checked out at the Poland Library before the closing will not accrue extended use fees during the time the branch is closed, according to a news release.

Patrons can choose to return their books at any other Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County branches. It is safe to drop off books in the Poland Library drop box, but patrons should stay away from catch basins, which have barriers around them as a precaution because odor was detected in that area, the release stated.

Two events originally scheduled at the Poland Library were moved. Local Authors, Musicians and Artists Event, sponsored by the Friends of Poland Library, will be 6 p.m. Thursday at the Boardman Library meeting room.

A “Hobbit Party” for teens to celebrate the release of the film based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic book “The Hobbit” will be at the Boardman Library at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14.

The “Show What You Know: No-Bake Holiday Treats” program for adults, which had been scheduled for the Boardman Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, has been canceled to allow for the Local Authors, Musicians and Artists event.

All other events planned during the time the Poland Library is closed are canceled.

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