The R.H. Johnson Library, Sands Pickleball Courts, Men’s Club and south Auto-Restoration Club parking area will be closed for a few weeks in September when the Recreation Centers of Sun City West paves a large swath of the lot.
The library is scheduled to be closed Sept. 6-16, while the pickleball courts and Men’s Club will be closed Sept. 19-27. These dates are confirmed but can change if initial asphalt removal uncovers soil issues that require additional stabilization work before new pavement can be poured. Rain and other weather issues also can affect completion dates.
During each phase of closure, that area’s parking lot and adjacent common driveway will be blocked off; this includes the adjacent driveway in front of the Sports Pavilion’s south entry and west side curving drive along pickleball, and all areas in between. The north side entry of the Sports Pavilion and Memo’s Restaurant will be accessible through other areas off Meeker Boulevard (see accompanying graphic). The Library, Men’s Club and pickleball will not be open at all during their scheduled phase.
Before the library closes – beginning the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 3 – the library will increase loan limits for DVDs and Blu-rays to 14 items and nine puzzles. The library also will extend its loan periods and will forgive fines during the closure.
The library’s digital materials will be available during the closure. To learn about accessing online eBooks and audiobooks, contact the Data Resource Center at 623-544-6644 before Sept. 3 for training.
No materials or book donations should be left anywhere near the library during the closure. Members are asked to keep materials with them until the facility reopens. If library materials must be returned during the short closure, they may be handed to the library staff who will be temporarily relocated to the former Village Store, near the Lecture Hall, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Do not leave materials unattended; they are the members’ responsibility until they are handed to a staff member. These staff members will be answering the library’s main phone line at 623-544-6130 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.
The Sports Pavilion will retain regular hours. Please enter through the north side, near Memo’s. Pickleballers should use the courts at Palm Ridge.