Book worms who frequent the Ocean Park Branch Library will have to go elsewhere to get their literary fix.

City officials are closing the library, located at 2601 Main Street, to complete interior improvements. The library will be closed beginning Saturday, Aug. 22 and will reopen Monday, Aug. 31.

The improvements feature the creation of a new public space highlighting popular materials, including new books, movies, music and audio books. The branch reading area will also be improved with the addition of comfortable seating.

During the closure, library service will be available at these locations:

• Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., (310) 458-8600

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

• Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., (310) 450-0443

• Montana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., (310) 829-7081

Branch library hours are Monday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Closed Fridays and Sundays.

For more information, visit the library’s Web site at www.smpl.org or call (310) 458-8600.

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