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Ongoing repairs keep McHenry Public Library closed

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:08 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 11:33 p.m. CDT

McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library will remained closed this weekend and possibly through Monday.

Repairs to a broken water main are taking longer than library officials expected, according to a news release. Crews will finish laying new pipe out to the city main, replace a valve, pressurize and chlorinate the system and temporarily patch concrete and asphalt. The library is not expected to re-open until June 6.

The interior repairs are complete, and books have been re-shelved in the damaged areas, the release said.

The drive-up book return also remains closed, but library materials can now be returned at temporary return bins placed near the north parking lot. One bin is for books, and the other is for movies, music and games.

Patrons will have a seven-day grace period to return items after the library reopens. Items can be renewed by calling the library's automated renewal line at 847-590-8706 or logging into, clicking on "My MPLD," then "Checked Out."

Items on hold will be held until the library opens.

For more information and the latest updates on when the library will reopen, go to the library’s website at or call the library at 815-385-0036.

- Northwest Herald

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