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.
Celebrate the Re-Opening of the Shute scheduled for Saturday, February 7 has been postponed due to the extraordinary weather conditions on the ground and expected this weekend. Stay tuned for announcements about the re-opening.
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….
Progress is really ramping up – many of the walls got a coat of texture and painting began. The big north window is framed out and waiting for panes. The surround for the bike rack and the book drop are going up. Finally, we found a dedication stone – It was hidden behind a railing and came to light when the brick walls were cleaned.
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 new addition to the Shute Library is rising from the foundation. From interior stairway to the new north wall, some big moves have been made in the past week. Take a look.
Construction made great progress this past month. Concrete floor slabs were removed and recycled and so that a drainage system could be installed. The north wall – which will be partially removed to provide entry between the addition and the library, was prepared for it’s new role with a large beam. Out front, concrete retaining wall planters were poured in place. What will April bring? Stay tuned.