MARCO ISLAND — A temporary one-day closure is anticipated Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Marco Island Branch Library as electrical work is being completed on the Rose Hall addition. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Rose Hall at 10 a.m., on Feb. 26, announced Collier County spokeswoman Camden Smith in a prepared release Monday morning.
The closure next week will allow the general contractor and Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) to change out the electrical transformer with one that has the capacity to accommodate the Rose Hall addition, Smith reported.
The County expects the transformer replacement work to be completed by the afternoon of Feb. 18, and following the work, the Marco Island Branch Library may reopen late in the afternoon on Feb. 18 as time permits. The library will resume normal business hours on Friday, Feb. 19, opening at 9 a.m.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for Rose Hall is planned for 10 a.m., Feb. 26. Rose Hall will provide an additional 4,000 square feet of meeting space and will accommodate 150 people. The $1.4 million expansion project has been paid for entirely by donations and gets its name after Marco Islander Bill Rose, who made a large contribution to the project.
Smith said more information on the grand opening ceremony will soon be available. Marco Island Branch Library is located at 210 S. Heathwood Dr., Marco.