Library Expansion Progress Report
November / December 2003
The Adventure Begins!
Shortly after the groundbreaking ceremonies
in mid-September, demolition began behind the
library to clear the way for our new addition.
Since then, almost every day tractors and dump
trucks have been working on the site. Shortly
after you read this newsletter, work on the
foundation will begin.
Our new building will encompass everything
you have come to expect in the old building,
plus so much more - more books, more study spaces,
more computers, more videos, more services,
and many enhancements - more of just about everything
our community needs and wants.
The present building will remain open throughout
the construction of the new addition. Then the
library and services will move into the fully
operational addition while the existing library
is completely redesigned and updated. Finally,
the two will be connected. Although there will
be inconveniences, we anticipate that the library
will be able to serve you during the entire
construction period with minimal interruptions.
If all goes as planned, from start to finish,
the project should take approximately a year
and a half to complete.
During November, a portion of our book collection
had to be boxed and stored. This process took
several days and resulted in a permanent wall
being constructed to separate the two-tier stacks
from the rest of the library.