The Morristown and Morris Township Library is set to reopen after nearly a week of being closed to the public. It all started last Wednesday when a burst second floor sprinkler that soaked multiple levels of the library, causing damage to the electrical system and carpets.
According to Assistant Director Leinaweaver, the efforts of the first responders saved the collections and contained the damage but the library was closed to the public for since Wednesday.
Library director Maria Norton said they would be opening to the public as soon as it was safe to do so. In the interim, staff are inside the library answering reference questions, and processing hold book orders.
According to Leinaweaver, the library is now safe enough to resume normal operating hours.
"We still have electrical work to do in the Library," Leinaweaver said, which may require closing off a portion of the library to replace breakers and repair outlets. "But we are open nonetheless."
The library will be open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m..