The Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Boulevard, Fruit Cove Florida is set to temporarily close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday April 20, 2019.The 14,980 square foot library, which opened in 1997, will undergo a project to replace all fire sprinkler pipes and fixtures throughout the building and library exterior. Because this project addresses the entire building’s fire suppression system, the branch must remain closed to staff, volunteers, and patrons through its duration.

Work is anticipated to last 4-4.5 months with an expected reopen date in September, 2019. Dan Markus, Bartram Trail Branch Manager, says, “We understand the disruption in local service this closure will cause. We hope our patrons will take advantage of the great electronic collections we offer for borrowing and use the temporary location we have arranged to check out physical items.”

During the closure, patrons will be able to request items and check them out from a temporary storefront located at St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Northwest Office at Mills Field, 1721 Race Track Road. Located less than 2 miles north of the library branch, this temporary location will provide convenient access for patrons to borrow items they have requested and return items during open hours.The temporary storefront will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patrons are advised that an after-hours book drop will not be provided.

For additional details and further announcements, please visit the library’s closure information page,