We are off to a solid start with our building project, which officially kicked off on Thurs. Oct. 15! The first step inside involves the removal of all ceiling tiles and grid, which gives contractors the ability to work on the infrastructure behind the lighting, new sprinkler system, electricity, and data wired throughout. Whole sections where patrons used to sit, browse or congregate are encased in protective plastic, augmenting the plexiglass panels that stand ready for welcoming patrons back safely to the main areas of the library before the end of the year. The scene is somewhat reminiscent of a transparent Halloween fun house maze, while still allowing for daily staff duties.
Outside, trees are being cleared on our adjacent lots to the east, 2220 and 2218 Western Avenue. This area will become an overflow parking lot, accommodating 43 more parking spaces. During construction, this staging area will allow heavy equipment access to the hillside area where the 6,555 square foot children’s services addition will be constructed. We are being judicious with tree removal, retaining as much of the natural landscape as possible.
We will continue to keep you posted as this project unfolds. Updates are also posted on our website: http://bit.ly/GPLbuildingproject, Facebook and Instagram. We encourage you to subscribe to our weekly eNews and monthly newsletters at: https://bit.ly/GPLeNews.
Stop by our Normanskill Room collection on a self-serve basis during curbside hours: Mon.-Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. 1-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Restrooms are not available, due to construction. Our return shed hours are: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m.-2. All materials are quarantined 96 hours, then sanitized prior to reshelving.
— Luanne Nicholson