Barker Library reopens to public today after fire in January

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 April 2019 at 11:09 am

BARKER – The Barker Public Library is reopening today for the first time since a devastating fire on Jan. 21. That fire destroyed the building that housed the library and also the village office.

The library will now operate out of 8673 Church St. The library is open today from 10a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We have missed you all and would love to see everyone soon!!!!” the library posted on its Facebook page today.

Other hours for the library include Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, closed; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Library officials thanked the community, the Nioga Library System, Village of Barker, clerks Linda Ward and Chris Brucato, and director Lisa Thompson for working hard to get the library reopened. Many member NIOGA libraries donated $500 to help the library.

“It’s been a long, arduous few months and we are looking forward to serving the community again!” the library posted on its Facebook page.

The village offices are temporarily at the police station at 1697 East Ave.

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