Centerville’s public library will be closed this week and next as contractors replace the roof.  

Work was to have begun Monday and is scheduled to end Saturday, May 13.

Curran Koehler, director of Centerville-Center Township Public Library, apologizes for any inconvenience the closure could cause. Barring delays, the library reopens May 15 for patrons.

“Though the contractors will be working with the utmost care to make sure nothing will fall from the roof while the roofing replacement takes place, there is always the possibility that something might happen,” Koehler said in a news release. “We shall have the phones kept on during library hours when possible, but, unfortunately, we will not be able to have patrons in the library or run curbside service while this process is taking place.”

Patrons won’t be able to check out books and other materials, Koehler said, but they can return items at the drop box in the alley behind the library. Books in the drop box will be picked up the following day as normal.

Digital materials still can be accessed through Libby.

Centerville-Abington Community Schools students who need books for schoolwork that can’t be obtained from their school library during the closure can arrange for delivery to their school.

After viewing the library’s online catalog at, students should call the library’s Youth Services Department at 765-855-5223 to request materials.  

Updates will be provided on the library’s Facebook page and

Share this:

A version of this article appeared in the May 3 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.