Helen Hall Library to reopen Jan. 13

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Originally expected to reopen the week of Jan. 6, the Helen Hall Library in League City will reopen Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. after nearly four weeks of being closed. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

Originally expected to reopen the week of Jan. 6, the Helen Hall Library in League City will reopen Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. after nearly four weeks of being closed. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

Originally expected to reopen the week of Jan. 6, the Helen Hall Library in League City will reopen Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. after nearly four weeks of being closed.

The library closed Dec. 18 after suffering a water leak that damaged one side of the first floor. Over 650 gallons of water leaked overnight.

According to a city news release, new shelving needed to be installed, and the books and materials that were moved for repairs will be placed back before reopening.

The building's elevator is still being repaired, but staffers have moved computers from the second floor to the ground floor for library patrons who cannot climb the stairs.

Additionally, most of the library's programs will return Jan. 13, but some that normally are held in the library's theater will instead be housed next door at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center. Other programs will return in late January or early February.


Insurance adjusters are still determining the total cost of the damage.

For more information, visit the library's Facebook page or the city's website.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.


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