Grand opening of Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library to be held Nov. 13
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Public Library will begin moving into the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library starting on Aug. 15. The move is estimated to take two or three weeks to complete, and for safety purposes the library will be closed during the move.
Relocating the over 150,000 library items, shelving, office contents, and equipment is a massive task. Although the library does have the leadership and muscle of Yerges Van Liners for the move, it is also seeking able bodied volunteers to assist with the relocation Aug. 15 – Sept. 2.
Volunteers are asked to commit to at least a four-hour shift between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Friends of Marshfield Public Library will provide lunches for volunteers on a number of moving days. Bakers are asked to provide snacks for the relocation team. Those interested in helping with the move or providing refreshments should contact Volunteer Coordinator Bethany Pierson at 715-387-8494.
Since an exact date for reopening cannot be set, once the move is complete, a brief ribbon cutting ceremony will take place, and the library will reopen for business. A grand opening begins at noon on Nov. 13. The library’s annual Great Things Are Happening Here event is also scheduled for that day.
Great Things Are Happening Here invites representatives of human service agencies and service organizations to display information about their efforts to improve the community. Community members have the opportunity to visit the library and thank these local heroes for the many things they do to enhance life in and around Marshfield.