OCTOBER – Shute moves forward

October was a month of transition – from the construction of the structure to working on the surfaces – paint, wood restoration, lighting and more.   The “hardscape” – the cement walkways, planters and structures for the flagpole, bike rack and bookdrop – was substantially completed and made ready for plantings.  Inside, rooms were painted and the restoration of the wood began to reveal the beautiful architecture of the historic part of the building.  It’s not quite all together — can’t wait until November!

Concrete pours completed the "hardscape" in front of the library.

Concrete pours completed the “hardscape” in front of the library.

A nice even sidewalk now borders the Gledhill side of the new addition.

A nice even sidewalk now borders the Gledhill side of the new addition.

Adjacent to the new sidewalk is an enclosure for a bike rack.

A new home for the flag installed at the corner of Broadway and Gledhill.

A new home for the flag was installed at the corner of Broadway and Gledhill.

  old glory flying against a beautiful blue sky.

Just imagine old glory flying against a blue sky atop this handsome flagpole.

Look up and you will see the top of the new elevator enclosed to look like a chimney.

Look up and you will see the top of the new elevator enclosed to look like a chimney.

Over on the other side of the building, cement is poured for the walkway to the meeting room.

Over on the other side of the building, cement is poured for the walkway to the meeting room.

This a side view of the new entrance lobby.

This is a side view of the new entrance lobby.

The painting and woodworking crew got started on the wood trim.

The painting and woodworking crew got started on the wood trim.

Wood trim outlines the contours of the historic part of the Library.

Wood trim outlines the contours of the historic part of the Library.

This is some wainscoting. Who would have imagined that under all the years of wear and repeated coatings that such beautiful wood was under there.

This is some wainscoting. Who would have imagined that under all the years of wear and repeated coatings that such beautiful wood was under there?

Work on the gutters and the brickwork takes someone without a fear of heights.

Work on the gutters and the brickwork takes someone without a fear of heights.

Entrance to the new Meeting Room is framed out.

Entrance to the new Meeting Room will one day welcome all to meetings and programs.

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