Monday, January 23, 2012

North Branch Update!

North's addition, painted and looking great

The processing room window and emergency exit from the Community Meeting room

Gorgeous new ramp and railings to the library's main entrance

Front patio of the library, complete with pavers and lighted bench seating.  Landscaping will follow shortly.

All of the scaffolding has been removed from the rotunda as the new plaster has been completed.

A view of the Adult Reading Room.  Painting has begun, and the original wooden doors (on the left) have been restored to allow more light into the space.

These original doors had been blocked for years with makeshift bookcases.  Now they will flood the space with light.

Our new processing room will house an automated materials handling unit that will get books back on the shelves much more quickly.  This space is the previous teen room, expanded along the side of the building.

Bathroom!!  Our new bathrooms will have heat, be ADA accessible, and have changing tables!  We are thrilled!

The elevator in place on the main floor.

The Children's Reading Room.  The shelving will be painted to match, and the picture books will be at the end of the room with an age appropriate seating and lounging area just in front of the fireplace.

The Teen Room!

For the IT lover in all of us, take a sneak peek at our IT closet!  Isn't it exciting?!?!

Installation of the ground level's elevator door

Words cannot describe how wonderful the community meeting room is shaping up to be.  The space will have state of the art AV equipment and will house many new and exciting library programs.  The room can also be reserved by members of the public.

The large bank of windows here is the teen space, below, the secondary library entrance and small courtyard.

This side of the building will have bicycle parking added to the paver area.

Counters will soon be installed here for public internet computing.

This hallway is the beginning of the addition, just where the hole was created at the back of what was previously our staff workroom.  The electrical and data in the middle will provide power to our digital signage board, and the entire area will be surrounded by our quilt-inspired public art by Marion Coleman.