As a special holiday season treat, the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) and San Rafael Public Library have partnered to create a temporary pop-up library space at the Northgate Mall. The location opened on December 7. Working with Merlone Geier Partners (the new mall owners) and MCFL Director Sara Jones, our Library staff arranged to occupy an empty space in the mall during the month of December. Merlone Geier Partners provided the available space–a former shoe store– at no cost for the month of December, and MCFL provided library materials from its distribution center and assisted with staffing the location. Come by and check out books and other media, pick up items on hold, drop off checked-out materials, use the 3D printer, and participate in some other programming options. The library hours are Mondays through Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Although the planned final day for the location is Sunday, December 31, we may pursue a longer stay if the experiment is deemed a success.
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