Wow, December has come and gone and while everyone was celebrating the holidays…the Shute work kept on. The contractor nearly finished up on the details of the building, furniture began to arrive, the books were moved back, and we prepared to connect our computers. It was an exciting day when the Jersey barriers disappeared and Gledhill was cleared for traffic once again. We are very appreciative of the patience of our neighbors for putting up with that inconvenience for so long. Thank you all….We hope you will think it was all worth it. So, here follows December….
The rug went down in the Children’s Room and it is a lovely blue.
The last of the woodwork was completed.
Shelving went up.
A sign identifies the building next to the new entrance.
Eyebrow windows were given new frames.
Inside, old windows are being transformed into arches that will welcome people to the upper level.
Stained glass is a great art and installing a window must be done with care.
Stained Glass window discovered beneath plywood, beautifully restored
Loading up the Jersey Barriers.
Careful – These things are H – e – a – v – y.
Goodbye and – well – good riddance.
Gledhill is at last open again for traffic. Such a nice sidewalk and a handsome building addition.
Inscribed bricks have arrived and were put in place. If you forgot to order your brick, don’t worry – it’s not too late. We are preparing a second order. They are $100 and can be ordered through this website or by contacting the Parlin Library at 617-394-2300.
Moving van brings back the books and other items that are coming back after more than a year in storage.
Moving books and keeping them in order was an exercise in organization.
Here is another historic piece that has been restored and looks better than ever.
THe reading room is beginning to look like – well – a library.