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Nearing the renovation finish line

The Superior Public Library renovation is almost complete. Our project is entering its final phases and we can't wait to show off our updated space. As we approach the most extensive phases of the remodel, we will have to be closed to the public starting Monday through May 29.

The most important thing to know about the closure is that no items will be due during the closure. Come to the library before we close and stock up on materials to get you through the month of May. We have one request of our patrons — if possible, please hold onto your checked-out items until after we reopen. The outdoor book return will be available to return materials if necessary. Pickup of holds will be available in the lobby 4-6 p.m. every Monday and Thursday while we are closed. Thank you for your patience as we move toward completion of our project.

Following the closure, interior work on the library should be close to completion. Library staff will be ready to greet patrons at their new Circulation Desk and carpet installation throughout the library will be complete. Patrons will love the lower, more accessible shelving which will make browsing easier as well as increase natural light throughout the building. New furniture will be installed shortly after we reopen. We know you'll love the updated space.

Join us at Billings Park Civic Center, 3903 N. 18th St., for Tuesday Storytime at 10:30 a.m. May 1 and May 8. Enjoy stories, crafts and fun. After May 8, there will be a brief break before Storytime resumes June 19 at the library.

Our monthly library book club meets at 10:30 a.m. May 1 at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 103 E. Second St. Cloquet author Katharine Johnson is our special book club guest. We'll be discussing her book "The Wind and the Drum," this year's selection for the One Book Northland program.

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Superior; 2-7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Solon Springs; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Lake Nebagamon. Call (715) 394-8860 in Superior, (715) 378-4452 in Solon Springs, or (715) 374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon or visit

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.