Bathroom and entrance upgrade
The Howland Public Library in Beacon will close for 10 days after Thanksgiving to remove asbestos from the front door area, the bathrooms and basement and upgrade its public restrooms. The construction project, set to begin Nov. 23, will be funded by a grant from the New York State Education Department.
The library will be closed from Friday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 6. It will reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7. The library will close again before the end of the year to install a new front entrance. While the library is closed, items can be returned to its outside book drop or any other library in the Mid-Hudson Library System. No fines will accumulate.