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Exeter Branch Library schedules reopening

Exeter Branch Library schedules reopening


exeter – As of Thursday, Oct. 13, the Exeter Library Branch has been closed due to flood damage inflicted by aging plumbing. But most recently, the Tulare County Library announced the reopening of the Exeter Branch on Wednesday, March 1 at 12 p.m.

Due to an extensive flood caused by a plumbing fixture, the library was forced to close when employees showed up to work on Oct. 13 and observed water standing on the floors. It appeared that a running toilet may have been the start of other underlying issues. After County maintenance staff cleared flood waters, the facility was inspected for possible mold and asbestos but no issues were found. Staff is working hard to ensure everything is in place. Drywall throughout the branch was replaced and repainted and a few pieces of library furniture have been replaced. Fortunately, no library books or computers were damaged. Now with over $20,000 in repairs made, the refurbished branch now welcomes patrons to come back and enjoy the fresh and updated library.

On Wednesday, March 1, the library will be open 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. As of Thursday, March 2, regular business hours will resume. Regular business hours are:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursdays and Fridays

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays


While the Exeter branch is an exciting development for book lovers in town, there is more that is going on countywide when it comes to Tulare County Libraries. Just recently it was announced that the Tulare County Library system will celebrate nearby national parks with an interesting photo exhibit titled Sierra Splendor, at the Visalia branch. The exhibit will be held in the Annie R. Mitchell History Room upstairs.

“Sierra Splendor” showcases nearby National Parks with historic photos and descriptions collected and curated from the Annie R. Mitchell History Room. Familiar sights from nearby National Parks such as Moro Rock, General Sherman, General Grant, and Yosemite Valley will be on display for the general public.

“Our national parks are historically important to Tulare County; with this exhibit we celebrate the beauty and history of these natural treasures with rarely seen photos,” said history librarian Jonathan Waltmire.

Free to the public, “Sierra Splendor” runs throughout the month of March on the second floor of the Visalia Branch Library.

Please call (559) 713-2700 or visit our web site, www.tularecountylibrary.org for more information.

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