JANUARY 2015 – New Year – New Library

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.

end panels and canopy tops

Installation of end panels and canopy tops give a finished look to bookshelves.

Endpanels finish off shelving in children's

Here, display end panels show off new books in the Children’s Room

endpanel and top for Children's picturebooks

The picturebook section looks complete with end panels and canopy tops.

Adult diplay ends

Display ends enhance the steel shelving on the upper level.

Shelf ends in AV

The audio-visual racks also get the “shelf end” treatment.

Books wait to be shelved

Boxes of books put aside during the year – ready for shelving

Arranging books on shelves

The arrangement of books was planned with care, but additions and adjustments were necessary.

Laptop bar

The laptop bar is ready for use.

North window from laptop bar

Gaze out the new window while you take a break from working on your laptop.

Large north window  provides view of the interior.

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.

Lounge chair and view over main entrance

Enjoy the view of Broadway from the lounge area above the new main entrance.

Tablet chair offers surface for writing or using laptops

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 for groups or tutoring

Small study room offers space for groups to work on a project or tutors to work with individual students in a quiet space.

New circulation desk

Ms. Rana tries out the new Children’s circulation desk.

Fireplace reading area

The Children’s fireplace is a beloved feature. Here it is with its new surround, creating a cozy nook for reading with children.

Children's public computer access

The new “zero client” public access system provides a nifty desktop for children.

Kids Userful desktop

Kids computer station is bright and comfortable.

Story craft room with new tables and chairs.

Small size tables and chairs were delivered straight from North Carolina. They are good looking and stackable for flexible room arrangements.

Kithcnette for meeting room

The new kitchenette provides a place to prepare refreshments for programs or meetings.

Snow force postponement of the Grand Re-Opening

The Grand- Re-Opening was snowed out. We will always remember this crazy, record-setting year.

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