Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
April 8, 2015 6:25 a.m.
It’s almost ready. Now that the building work has been completed, people are hard at work installing new shelving, returning the absent books and wiring computer stations for the new, improved Fernandina Beach Branch of the Nassau County Library System. Look for a soft re-opening sometime during the week of April 20th, with a dedication and formal re-opening to follow.
Assistant Director Janet Loveless is eager for patrons to be able to enjoy the library’s new digs. “This is their library,” she said, crediting the ongoing work of the Friends of the Library in raising funds for furniture and computer stations.
The expansion and renovation of the city building housing the library at 25 North 4th Street in Fernandina Beach has been a public private partnership, with funds contributed by Nassau County, the City of Fernandina Beach and the Friends of the Library, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Those interested in supporting further improvements and library activities may learn more at the Friends of the Library website: http://fernandinafol.org .
Editor’s Note: Suanne Z. Thamm is a native of Chautauqua County, NY, who moved to Fernandina Beach from Alexandria,VA, in 1994. As a long time city resident and city watcher, she provides interesting insight into the many issues that impact our city. We are grateful for Suanne’s many contributions to the Fernandina Observer.