Shute will celebrate 2015 by Re-opening after more than a year of renovations. Though it took longer than expected, it will be worth the wait. Since major upgrades only happen rarely, this one will set the stage for several generations to come. 2015 will also be remembered for record snowfall – beginning in late this month, but primarily in February. Aside from snowing out our opening ceremony, the storms have delayed the final work on the building and deliveries. So, stay tuned for an opening announcement. Check out our January photos for a preview.
Installation of end panels and canopy tops give a finished look to bookshelves.
Here, display end panels show off new books in the Children’s Room
The picturebook section looks complete with end panels and canopy tops.
Display ends enhance the steel shelving on the upper level.
The audio-visual racks also get the “shelf end” treatment.
Boxes of books put aside during the year – ready for shelving
The arrangement of books was planned with care, but additions and adjustments were necessary.
The laptop bar is ready for use.
Gaze out the new window while you take a break from working on your laptop.
At night, the large north window provides a welcoming view into the entrance to the upper level and a glimpse of the arches from the original building.
Enjoy the view of Broadway from the lounge area above the new main entrance.
New chairs feature tablet arm for writing or working on your laptop or tablet. Move it aside when you don’t need it.
Small study room offers space for groups to work on a project or tutors to work with individual students in a quiet space.
Ms. Rana tries out the new Children’s circulation desk.
The Children’s fireplace is a beloved feature. Here it is with its new surround, creating a cozy nook for reading with children.
The new “zero client” public access system provides a nifty desktop for children.
Kids computer station is bright and comfortable.
Small size tables and chairs were delivered straight from North Carolina. They are good looking and stackable for flexible room arrangements.
The new kitchenette provides a place to prepare refreshments for programs or meetings.
The Grand- Re-Opening was snowed out. We will always remember this crazy, record-setting year.