JULY REPORT – Steady Progress

The Renovation made steady progress throughout July in infrastructure and underpinning. It will soon look like a building again.  You will notice as you drive by that there are are fewer pieces of heavy equipment around.  Our “progress,” which we have been talking about for months, should soon be more visible from the street and on the blog.  A little more patience should be well rewarded.

The elevator has been installed - This will make our building compliant with handicapped accessibility requirements and bring people to the upper floor.

The elevator has been installed – This will make our building compliant with handicapped accessibility requirements and bring people to the upper floor.

Dry wall began going up - Here it is around the elevator.

Dry wall began going up – Here it is around the elevator.

Inside, rooms are being defined - This is one side of an office.

Inside, rooms are being defined – This is one side of an office.

Talk about infrastructure - Our new mechanical room takes much less room than the old boiler room and is filled with energy saving equipment.

Talk about infrastructure – Our new mechanical room takes much less space than the old boiler room and is filled with energy saving equipment.

Nice, big windows will be installed here, replacing the tiny ones that peeked out of basement wells.

Nice, big windows will be installed here, replacing the tiny ones that peeked out of basement wells.

They look good outside and...

They look good outside and…

inside.  They even open - to catch the breeze on a Spring day.

Inside. They even open – to catch the breeze on a Spring day.

In back of the building a large trench was dug to install drains and conduit for all our utilities.  New poles are also being installed.  Old ones will be removed once all the wiring is transferred.

In back of the building a large trench was dug to install drains and conduit for all our utilities. New poles are also being installed. Old ones will be removed once all the wiring is transferred.

Beautiful brickwork blends the new addition with the historic building.  This photo picks up a shadow which will not be there when construction barriers and wiring is removed.

Beautiful brickwork blends the new addition with the historic building. This photo picks up a shadow which will not be there when construction barriers and wiring is removed.

Remember the vintage magazine rack with the cute little drawers.  It went off to be refinished along with the long table and four reading tables.

Remember the vintage magazine rack with the cute little drawers. It went off to be refinished along with the long table and four reading tables.

 

BRICK BY BRICK

 

Permanent Mark Brick

An engraved brick incorporated into the new Shute Memorial Library design can honor family, friends or an organization. Or it can be a lasting memorial to someone special. Your gift will also support the Library’s Capital Campaign.

There are three sizes available:

Size——-Maximum Engraving————-Price

4 x 8——3 lines, 14 characters each—–$100

8 x 8—–4 lines, 14 characters each——$200

12 x 12—5 lines, 15 characters each—-$600

Please contact Stacy DeMaria at 617-293-0181 or Stacy DeBole at 617-394-2303 for more information.

First Online Supporter

Thanks to Beverly Dorman for being the very first person to respond to our online fundraising effort. You too can donate with a credit card by clicking on the Donate Now button. Razoo will process the transaction, and send us the combined donations for the month. We will also be recording donations that are given by check or cash and reporting the campaign’s progress on this website.

Shute Library renovation/addition plans

The Architectural plans for the Shute project create a small addition for a street level entrance that is welcoming and accessible. It is balanced by a meeting room door to the right of the building.