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Sad to hear the cafe is staying closed!

I just read that the cafe will be closed and replaced with three vending machines. I did enjoy stopping and getting a cup of hot coffee for myself and/or cocoa for my children. I know that you will have to make a decision for vending machines based on what applies and other factors, but I hope one of them is for hot drinks!!!! If not, I humbly suggest that maybe you guys have a Keurig machine, one of the kinds where it makes one cup at at time, maybe put it in the secondhand prose bookstore, so it can be watched? and sell coffee and tea and hot cocoa for $1 - $2? You could even have flavors and toppings available if you wanted to get fancy like Jungle Java! Just a thought. Some signs out front saying that it is available for sale to patrons might help too, since the store is in the back and not easily spotted. Thanks for taking the time to read this! We love the library! (And I would rather give my $2 to you guys than $4 to a coffee shop!)


Tue, 2015-01-13 10:50

Thank you for your question and comments about hot drinks. The Friends of the Library used bookstore has limited hours; availability of refreshments during all open library hours is a necessity. The lack of running water and limited space in the used bookstore were also factors.

The three vending machines will include a Seattle's Best hot beverage machine along with a cold beverage machine and a snack machine, provided and maintained by Sterling Services, a local Canton-based company. We do not have an opening date yet, as the demolition work in the cafe, lobby, and restrooms just began last week, but we currently anticipate the end of February.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and suggestions. I hope that this information is helpful.

Eva Davis, Director

Tue, 2015-01-13 22:09

I'm very disappointed in the closing of the snack bar/coffee shop. Bad decision.

Tue, 2015-01-13 23:55

Thanks for sharing your disappointment. I hope that you will continue to visit them at their main Jungle Java store on Canton Center and Hanford roads--they do carry-out, and you are always welcome to bring it in to the library with you.

Eva Davis, Director