Road work taking its toll on library activities

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Oct 06, 2010 - 03:04 PM

Road construction near the Gloucester Library branch at Gloucester Point is taking its toll on the story time program for youngsters.

Dolores Breen, library specialist, said that maybe two children per session are now attending each of two story times on Wednesdays, compared to eight children per session a year ago. "The construction is terrible," Breen said, as it makes access from Route 17 to the branch difficult.

Ginny Snowden, adult programs coordinator, said overall circulation at the branch has fallen at least 25 percent since 2008, due mostly to the road construction in that corridor which is not expected to be completed until the fall of 2011.