Keel Library Remains Closed

Hillsborough County library officials are saying the Bearss Avenue regional library will not reopen until after Saturday, May 25 at the earliest.

Patrons of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library are going to have to wait another few days at least before the doors reopen for regular business.

The 2902 W. Bearss Ave. library closed for emergency repairs following Tuesday’s heavy rainstorms. The inside of the library suffered some water damage and workers have been on the scene drying things out ever since.

There’s “no word yet on how much damage was done or a cost estimate” for repairs, said Travis Abercrombie, the library system’s spokesman.

Abercrombie did have some good news to pass along.

“Initial reports are that no books were damaged.”

As it stands now, Abercrombie said the library will remain closed through Saturday, May 25. The situation will be reassessed over the weekend.

Curbside service is available between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help patrons that need to drop off books, pay fines or pick up books that are on hold.

Until the library opens its doors again, patrons are asked to check out other local libraries. They include:

  • North Tampa, 8916 North Blvd.
  • Lutz, 101 W. Lutz-Lake Fern Road
  • Austin Davis, 17808 Wayne Road

For more information about other branches, visit the library system online.

Stay with Carrollwood-Northdale Patch for updates as they become available.

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