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Oscar Mason Library set to close



Closure part of Huntsville Housing Authority plan

HUNTSVILLE (August 23, 2018) - The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) announced plans today to close the Oscar Mason Branch Library, located at 149 Mason Court in Huntsville on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The closure is part of the Huntsville Housing Authority’s planned demolition and redevelopment of Sparkman Homes. Patrons were notified at the beginning of August. 

The Oscar Mason Branch Library serves approximately 1200 patrons with a collection size of about 12,000 items. Patrons will have the option to receive library services at any of the library system’s 12 branches. Downtown Huntsville Public Library (1.2 miles) and the Cavalry Hill Public Library (1.6 miles) are the closest branches to Oscar Mason. Collection items will be disbursed among the 12 branches of the HMCPL system.

“As champions of readily-accessible information, we never look forward to closing a library. This decision was guided by bigger plans for the housing development,” said Laurel Best, Executive Director of the HMCPL. “We are confident that our patrons will continue to be well-served at our other branches.”

The Bookmobile will make scheduled stops to the library so patrons will be able to check in and out materials. Beginning September 6, it will be on site at the Oscar Mason Library parking lot every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at least through September.

The library has served the Sparkman Homes community since 1996. It was established through a partnership with the Huntsville Housing Authority.

For information and questions relating to the Sparkman Homes demolition, please contact the Huntsville Housing Authority at 256-539-0774.