Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Change is eternal...

You might notice that the Young Adult room feels a little more open now. We've removed some of the book spinners and have moved the nonfiction paperbacks to the shelves near the small PC room. The young adult paperbacks have been integrated in with the young adult hardcover books on the wall shelving around the room. You may continue to see some changes in layout and furniture in future months.

This construction blog was originally created to track the progress of the creation of our downstairs study room and staff workspace, as well as the reconfiguring of the Young Adult room. While this project has taken longer than we had hoped it would we do hope that this blog has proven to be useful. Recognizing that library construction is meant to be ongoing in a world where services and technology are always changing (as well as the fact that the library building itself can sometimes suffer from the problems related to old age) we will keep this blog live in order to keep you up-to-date on future construction in the library. The Staff Picks blog will resume its place on the bottom of the library homepage and this page will be accessible by choosing About the Library on the library website's table of contents. Thank you for tolerating our dust as we attempt to bring about constant improvement!

Friday, July 19, 2013

A light at the end of the tunnel!

'The YA room has been in disarray for seemingly forever while we waited for some special pieces for the shelving. The great news is that the shelving is now back up and we hope to have them filled sometime soon! In the meantime, we hope that you have found your way to the CDs downstairs and that you're enjoying the new private Hamil Room. If you haven't had a chance to book the room yet, please contact us so that we can provide you with your own group study space.

New shelving! Soon to be filled with books!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Coming soon: an expanded YA collection!

By now you might have noticed that the music CDs have been moved downstairs next to the new Hamil Conference Room. We are in the process of putting up shelving in the Young Adult Room, allowing us to offer more young adult books as well as other options for space utilization! It's a work in progress so be sure to check it out (and stay tuned here!)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hamil Conference Room is now Open

The music CDs have been moved to the lower level and the Hamil Conference Room is now open to the public (see here for details). All that remains in this project is the addition of shelves (and reconfiguring of) the young adult area.

Friday, April 5, 2013

A new home for our music collection

With all the construction on our new conference and study rooms now essentially finished we can move on to the final phases of our project. If you visit the young adult area of the library (where adult paperbacks are shelved as well) you might notice some bare walls. This is because our music CD collection is being moved to its new home on the lower level, next to the new study room. We expect it to be finished in the next couple of days though it currently is in a state of disarray. What will happen to those walls that are bare in the young adult room? We look forward to adding an expanded young adult collection in the very near future!

Soon to be new music CD space!

Putting up the CD shelving.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Almost there...

If you've been near the back of the lower level then you may have noticed that the new meeting room is very close to completion. The heavy duty construction is all done and pending the arrival of furniture, a few construction tweaks and inspection we will be able to open it to the public. Our most recent issue of Excerpts (available here as a pdf) has more details about how the room will be used.

If you're curious about the open space next to the meeting room -where a table used to be - it will be the future home of our music cds. We are expecting to have the shelving set up in the near future and will update this blog when it's done!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Counter Productive

Many of you have probably seen the conference room that is progress in the lower level. If you haven't seen it recently you should go check it out, as it's starting to look like a real conference room! What you might not realize is that we're also making great progress on a staff meeting room, where library staff can meet and work in solitude. We've taken an old, dirty storage space and turned it into a useful, functioning part of the library. And now that we've had counters, cabinets and lights installed, it's looking like a very pleasant place to get things done!