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Ann Arbor District Library Pittsfield Branch to reopen Tuesday after seven-week renovation

A look at the renovations inside the Pittsfield branch.

A look into the Pittsfield Branch from the front of the library.
A look into the Pittsfield Branch from the front of the library. (Sarah M. Parlette)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – On Tuesday at 9 a.m. the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library will reopen after a seven-week renovation.

Although not an extensive renovation, the Pittsfield Branch has undergone quite a few changes. Three new bookable meeting rooms have been constructed, new computers and iPads have been installed and all of the materials have been relabelled and recategorized.

The normal seating by the windows overlooking the pond has not been changed.
The normal seating by the windows overlooking the pond has not been changed. (Sarah M. Parlette)

Although the meeting rooms are not yet available for bookings, patrons will be able to use them on a first-come, first-serve basis while the AADL waits to install glass walls and soundproofing materials. Two of these meeting rooms will be in the former newspaper section, while the large, class-sized meeting room will take over the former computer-area space. Once ready, these rooms will be bookable through the AADL website.

The largest bookable meeting room seats 16 people.
The largest bookable meeting room seats 16 people. (Sarah M. Parlette)

The most noticeable change is the reorganization of all of the materials. The Pittsfield Branch has moved away from the Dewey Decimal system and will be using the same categorization as the Westgate and Malletts Creek branches.

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All of the new section signage is clear and will not obstruct patrons.
All of the new section signage is clear and will not obstruct patrons. (Sarah M. Parlette)

Along with the other changes, the large Bernoulli Ball exhibit has also been moved to the front of the library into the children’s section.

The interactive Bernoulli Ball exhibit has been moved into the children's section and will be surrounded by iPad stations.
The interactive Bernoulli Ball exhibit has been moved into the children's section and will be surrounded by iPad stations. (Sarah M. Parlette)

After it reopens, the branch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

The Pittsfield Branch is at 2359 Oak Valley Dr.

A map of the new outline of the Pittsfield Branch.
A map of the new outline of the Pittsfield Branch. (Ann Arbor District Library)