Monday, March 16, 2020

Richard Wright Library Closes

Yet another Jackson library is closing because the building is falling apart.  You simply can't make this up.  The Jackson-Hinds Library System issued the following statement:

The Richard Wright Library will be closed at this time due to a problems with the heating system and sewer lines at the building, which is located at 515 West McDowell Road. The library has been experiencing internal leaks, and the toilets in the building are not operational at this time. The building has also been without an operational heating system since the beginning of September as well.

“We apologize to our customers, but until these plumbing and HVAC problems are repaired, the Jackson Hinds Library System (JHLS) cannot continue to offer our normal library services to the surrounding community. We recommend that customers return use the Margaret Walker Alexander, which is located at 2525 Robinson Road, which is the closest library branch to those in the Southwest Jackson area. Books and other materials that have been checked out from the Richard Wright Library may be returned to any other JHLS branch. We certainly apologize for any inconvenience the temporary closure may cause our customers, but we cannot operate a library under these conditions.” Said Patty Furr, Executive Director.

The AARP tax preparation services, which are normally being offered at the Richard Wright Library, are being moved to the Alexander branch as well. Hours for the tax preparation services on Monday, March 16th are from 9:30 to 2:00 PM. Starting on May 23rd, the regular Monday hours for tax services will be 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. For a list of documents to bring, please see the JHLS website.

We hope to reopen the library as soon as the City of Jackson makes the necessary repairs to the building, which is owned by the City of Jackson. Please visit our website, and our social media for updates on repairs and for information on other branches’ locations and programs. 
 The City of Jackson, doing to the libraries what the Citizen's Council couldn't do. 


Anonymous said...

This reminds me of Hitler's program of burning books in the 1930's. It accomplishes the same outcome. But we have the zoo......oops!

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when every person on a board are total complete idiots. Not one person can read at an appropriate level. If you don't believe me go listen to them speak. Also what happens when the entire board is appointed on skin color. I thought people liked diversity. Oh well. Good job people.

Anonymous said...

If the city can’t afford to take care of anything they need to start de-annexing parts of the city back to the county.

Pearl River Schmoe said...

How long has that runway at the airport been closed now? The Zoo? Closed, what, 168 days with a $6,000,000 collection of animals requiring financial support each and every day.

Anonymous said...

Hey, what are the homeless and the drug addicts going to do when they need to use the facilities. Now they'll have to find alternative sinks and toilets to relieve themselves, wash up, and shoot up. All the libraries are closing Damn.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the Mayor is trying to reopen the zoo at the same time as Metrocenter's reopening, with a grand declaration that Jacktown is on the rise.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, at least the City will be doing daily climate checks at this location to make sure the books are protected from mold damage. Opps, I forgot they tried this once before. Never mind....

Anonymous said...

Please preserve the books !

I understand the facility problems, but please relocate the books to a climate controlled facility !


Anonymous said...

Next on the list are the court houses.

Anonymous said...

Jackson has the reverse Midas touch. Everything it owns turns to shit.

Anonymous said...

Chokwe has zero to do with any court house, 3:16. Thankfully.

Anonymous said...

Chokwe ruins everything he gets involved in. Part of the problem is the people he appoints to oversee it. Also another problem is an example such as the zoo contract went to a company that has zero experience in zoos .you can't make this stuff up. Hey they're minority though so award them the contract. Who cares they're the 2nd most expensive bid.

Anonymous said...

This was my Library growing up. As a kid I always admired its architecture. Still looks kinda cool....Sad!

Anonymous said...

10:31 Wasn't referring to Chokwe, nor do I think he's the reason the libraries are rotting and closing. It's a society that has little use for them. And they dislike the going-ons inside of courtrooms and would love their demise.

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