Carpet Replacement

The carpets at the Watertown Free Public Library will be replaced beginning Monday, March 13 and installation will continue until Friday, April 7. This 4 week project will impact access to certain parts of the building. We will remain open for the duration of the project with the exception of Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 when the library will be closed both days. 

During the installation patrons can expect limited access to areas of the building on weekdays from opening at 9 a.m. until around 3 p.m. after which all areas of the library should be accessible. Library staff will do as much as possible to help retrieve materials from any areas that are affected. The most impact to patron use will be Thursday, March 16 and Friday March 17 when the second floor computer area will be inaccessible for the entire period and Wednesday, March, 29 through Friday, March 31 when the children’s room will be closed during installation hours (9am to 3pm).  

Each day during the installation the library homepage will have updates of the daily work area. 

The library Staff and Trustees thank you for your anticipated patience as we embark on this much needed maintenance project.  

Week of March 13th

Monday 3/13

Nonfiction (second floor)

Tuesday 3/14

Nonfiction (second floor)

Wednesday 3/15

Nonfiction (second floor)

Administration Offices (second floor)

Study rooms 1&2 (second floor)

Thursday 3/16

Computer area (second floor) No Access All Day

Friday 3/17

Computer area (second floor) No Access All Day


Week of March 20th 

Monday 3/20

Study Room 3 (second floor)

Project Literacy Office (second Floor)

Mastrangelo Room (second floor)

Tuesday 3/21

Fiction (second floor)

Wednesday 3/22

Fiction (second floor)

Thursday 3/23

Fiction (second floor)

Friday 3/24

Reference Desk (second floor)

Gallery (second floor)

Trustees Room (second floor)


Week of March 27th 

Monday 3/27

Periodicals Room (second floor)

Tuesday 3/28

Watertown Savings Bank Room (first floor)

Wednesday 3/29

Children’s Room Closed until 3 (first floor)

Thursday 3/30

Children’s Room Closed until 3 (first floor)

Friday 3/31

Children’s Room Closed until 3 (first floor)


Week of April 3rd  

Monday 4/3

Teen Room Closed until 3(first floor)

Tuesday 4/4

Teen Room Closed until 3 (first floor)

Wednesday 4/5

Staff areas (first floor)

Thursday 4/6 & Friday 4/7

Library Closed

Floor Plans

The floor plans below indicate when each area of the library will be closed off for carpeting.