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  • Cydney Thompson, Northeast Arkansas News

New Library in Brookland, no deadline on finish date

The COVID- 19 pandemic is doing more causing closing and reopening, but now, the library in Brookland that was supposed to open in time for summer break, has had its construction timeline change.

“It’s going to be determined on with how things proceed and hopefully we can get it open sooner,” said Brookland Mayor Kenneth Jones

The COVID- 19 pandemic has slowed the process of construction drastically.

According to the mayor he was hoping to have it completed by April 1ST for the community to use it as a place to complete the census.

“I have so many people that are excited about the library. The elderly, the young, I mean they’re going to do programs for the young children while they’re out of school and I mean it just going to be a big asset and something that will boost the city,” said Mayor Jones.

They are still adding shelves and chairs for the teen center and children’s library, so things will be ready when they can move forward.

Brandi Hodges with the Craighead County Library in Jonesboro says, they are not sure when they can open the new library.

“We don’t currently have an open date due to COVID-19, we’ve kind of got a halt on everything. Even our main library in Jonesboro is closed until further notice due to the virus,” said Brandi Hodges.

The closest public library to Brookland is 20 minutes away. But now Craighead county is changing that, and we will continue to update you on the construction progress.


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