Library union, management work together to get ready to reopen

Back To Work! Susan Henderson was in a comfy fleece top and leggings, not the business dress she usually wears as manager of community relations. Much of her day Friday was spent in the dark returns room at the Central Library on Broughton Street, packing up books and CDs that were being pushed through the return slot.

“Look at their poor spines!” said Henderson, quickly picking up the books that shot through before they became too piled up.

Holmes too was ready to do whatever needed to be done to get the libraries ready for opening. Union and management agreed that to prepare for reopening, managers could do work normally done by employees.