Walls have been knocked down and work is progressing on our new reading room on the second floor. This photo shows an area that used to be storage, behind where the magazines used to be. The construction in this area should be complete the week of March 19 and then we get new furniture later that week. We hope to open this space to the public by the end of the month.
All of the wooden book carts have been moved out of the new study rooms on the second floor and the materials re-shelved. Work will begin this week to finish the study rooms, although they probably won’t be ready for public use until April.
The children’s area is undergoing dramatic change. This is how the former staff area looks now. The walls have been completely demolished and the area is being prepared for public use.
This photo shows what used to be the entrance to the children’s area. The walls are completely gone and the doors have been removed. This will allow us to expand the children’s area all the way to the lobby.