Library items from its temporary home for the last two and a half years in Deepwater Theater are moved into the renovated building on Back Road. Photo: Sundae Horn

Ocracoke Community Library has ended its public services in its temporary location at Deepwater Theater and will be closed through December while the renovated building at 225 Back Road is completed.

After shelving and other furniture is purchased and installed, the library will re-open to the public in early 2023.

While the new Ocracoke School remains under construction, Ocracoke School administrative staff will use rooms in the library building for temporary office space.

Along with Ocracoke School, the library building was flooded by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.

Since then, the building has been elevated and completely renovated.

Changes to the library include an addition, which will become the new children’s room, and a reconfiguration of the interior to open the space and to provide more flexibility for school and community use.

Updates will be available on the Ocracoke Community Library Facebook page. Public hours will be Monday­ to Friday 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ocracoke Community Library is a partnership between Hyde County Schools and BHM Regional Library. The building belongs to Hyde County Schools and is located on the Ocracoke School campus. BHM provides funding for books and other materials, computers, printers, library supplies, library programs and public library staff.

The library also receives supplemental support from Ocracoke Friends of the Library.

Ocracoke Community Library thanks Ocracoke Alive for hosting the temporary library for over two years in Deepwater Theater.

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