The tags will use the library's new checkout system, designed to make the process easier for patrons while also providing security against theft.
If staff finish tagging before the library re-opens on June 18, Ms. Holmer said they'll move on to taking inventory, performing maintenance, program planning and professional development.
Funding for each aspect of the renovation comes from different sources: $175,000 from the general fund capital improvement budget for carpet replacement; $90,000 for remodeling the circulation area from a library bond fund; and $147,000 from the public library fund and general fund for the RFID conversion.
During the closure, the outside book drop will stay open so people can return items. The Belle Haven branch, located at 413 Ivy Drive, will extend its hours until the main library re-opens.
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