Century Library To Be Closed Most Of February For Remodel

January 21, 2021

The Century Branch Library will be closed for three weeks in February for an extensive interior remodel.

The remodel will feature an expansion of the children’s area by reducing on-site storage. There will also be improvements to the public service desk for increased accessibility, an improved adult reading area, new carpet, new paint, new lighting and new furnishings.

An additional sidewalk, benches, bicycle area and tables have already been added outside the library.

While the library will be closed, Feeding the Gulf Coast youth meals will be available for the week each Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Library materials that have been reserved through the library’s website will also be available each Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Borrowed items can be returned during the closure by using the outdoor book drop on the south side of the building.

Pictured: Some of the outside improvements at the Century Branch Library. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Century Library To Be Closed Most Of February For Remodel”

  1. Trisha on January 23rd, 2021 12:50 pm

    I think it looks great. The library employees have worked very hard since the library opened over 11 years ago. They support the community constantly but are not given the credit they deserve. If you have never been to see them then go visit and enjoy what is offered. Our town is so blessed.

  2. William Reynolds on January 22nd, 2021 2:08 pm

    1 “our city government is dysfunctional.”
    2. “Doesn’t the town of Century have financial issues”

    The Century Branch Library is part of the West Florida Libraries system, which is Escambia County. The Town of Century has no control over the library and does not provide any direct funding for it.

  3. sam on January 22nd, 2021 9:46 am

    need to shut that whole mess down. our city government is dysfunctional.

  4. mike on January 21st, 2021 8:45 am

    Why spend money on this? Doesn’t the town of Century have financial issues? Its not like the place is at max capacity daily, is it? Just wondering.

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