Tuesday, January 02, 2024

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s east-side branch closed Sunday, Dec. 31, but it will reopen again soon.

The Allen J. Buechel Branch, found in the Festival Foods plaza, is moving from its current space on the far northwest corner of the plaza to a new storefront closer to the entrance of the grocery store. 

The branch will close for a few weeks during the transition, starting on New Year's Day.

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The new storefront will be located between GNC and FreshFit Cafe, just a couple of doors down from Festival Foods. 

To facilitate the move, the Buechel Branch will close temporarily as the library’s collection is moved to the new space. The closure began Jan. 1, with an anticipated reopening of late January in the new location. Library users are advised to watch the library’s website (fdlpl.org) and social media for updates.

The library can be found on Facebook @FDLPL or Instagram @fondylibrary.

During the transition, library users are encouraged to visit the Main Library at 32 Sheboygan St. where curbside service and the 24/7 book drop remain available for everyone’s convenience.

When the Buechel Branch reopens, it will continue to offer the same great to-go collection of materials with best-sellers and new releases. The branch also will continue to offer a sizable children’s corner, as well as a lifestyle collection that features popular materials including cooking, crafting, home repair and more. The branch also will continue to be a convenient location to pick up holds placed online at fdlpl.org.

Buechel Branch hours will remain unchanged upon its reopening: weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., and weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.