Kearny’s main library to close Monday through Wednesday for emergency repairs

The Kearny Public Library’s main facility at 318 Kearny Ave. is closing for emergency heating repairs, from Monday, Nov. 10, to Wednesday, Nov. 12.

All programs scheduled for those days are canceled, including Story Time, Child’s Cooking Class and Book Discussion Group.

Library Director Josh Humphrey said the library’s generator – a converted coal-fired furnace that is at least 70 years old – “has been on its last legs” for a while and “leaking water.”

Core Mechanical of Pennsauken will install a new boiler, Humphrey said. He was unable to provide the cost estimate for the job but said that the money would come from the library’s unreserved emergency funds.

Meanwhile, on Nov. 10 and 12, the Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., will offer extended hours: from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

– Ron Leir

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