MORE FOUNDATION WORK

The new addition is beginning to take shape with the formation of foundation walls and work on the north wall which that will become the opening between the new addition and the existing library.

Drains were installed to make sure that water does not get into the new building. This is a bit of a challenge for a building on a hill.

The existing front stairs were demolished and support was installed for their replacement.

The lower level slab was prepared for the installation of drainage, walls were demolished on the lower level and support beams were put in place on the upper level.

We are looking forward to turning from drains, demo and foundations to the rise of the new addition and the beginning of what the new Shute will be.

Forming foundation walls for the new additon

Forming foundation walls for the new additon


Drains installed below the new addition to prevent water seepage.

Drains to be installed below the new addition to prevent water seepage.

Forms removed from foundation walls.

Forms are removed from foundation walls.

Underpinnings of the new addition

Underpinnings of the new addition

Demolition of the front stairway

Demolition of the front stairway

Retaining walls to support new stairway.

Retaining walls to support new stairway.


Footings for the new stairway

Footings for the new stairway

North wall being prepared to be transformed into the entryway between the new addition and the current building.

North wall is prepared to be transformed into the entryway between the new addition and the current building.

Framing lumber  delivered!

Framing lumber is delivered!

Everett Cooperative Bank donation to Shute Library Renovation as reported by the Everett Advocate

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., and Deborah Abraham, Everett Public Library Director are pleased to announce the Everett Cooperative Bank pledged $25,000 to the Capital Campaign for the renovation of the Shute Memorial Library.  The Shute Library has seen a great increase in use ever since the new High School opened only two blocks away. Over 100 years old, it needs renovation to make it handicapped accessible, to repair the aging infrastructure and to utilize 21st Century technology.  Liz Jones, President of the Everett Cooperative expressed her appreciation of the proposed design and the bank’s pleasure to contribute to such an exciting project.

“Not many cities can say that they have two vibrant and active libraries,” states Mayor DeMaria, “this renovation project is important to the neighborhood, the users of the library and the community. On behalf of the entire City Government, we appreciate generosity of Mrs. Jones and the Everett Co-Operative Bank.  This initial investment will hopefully encourage others to help restore and upgrade one of our city’s finest resources.”

The City has received a provisional grant of $2.23 million from the State towards the renovation which is projected at a cost of $4 million.   The Building Commission also expects the Shute Library design by Johnson Roberts Associates to earn a green building incentive of $100,000.   The difference of $1.66 million is the local match.

The Shute Library Capital Campaign Committee is working to raise private funds and applying to foundations to make the project feasible.  The Committee, headed by Chairwoman, Stacy DeMaria, is pleased to report additional prior donations of $13,500 from the Phineas and Mary Tobe Fund, family of Margaret Mitton, Schnitzer Steel and the Friends of the Everett Libraries.

The campaign’s new website found at http://www.shutelibrarycapitalcampaign.org will keep you informed of the progress of the project and fundraising efforts.  It also offers an opportunity to donate with a credit card.    If you are interested in a memorial gift or naming opportunity, please contact Library Director Deborah Abraham at 617-394-2303.

Other ways to support this project is to participate in events sponsored by the Friends of the Everett Libraries, including the Book Sale and the Wine Tasting.   Mrs. Abraham commented “if many people donate as they are able, we will make our goal.”

Everett Cooperative Bank donation to Shute Library Renovation as reported by the Everrett Advocate

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., and Deborah Abraham, Everett Public Library Director are pleased to announce the Everett Cooperative Bank pledged $25,000 to the Capital Campaign for the renovation of the Shute Memorial Library.  The Shute Library has seen a great increase in use ever since the new High School opened only two blocks away. Over 100 years old, it needs renovation to make it handicapped accessible, to repair the aging infrastructure and to utilize 21st Century technology.  Liz Jones, President of the Everett Cooperative expressed her appreciation of the proposed design and the bank’s pleasure to contribute to such an exciting project.

“Not many cities can say that they have two vibrant and active libraries,” states Mayor DeMaria, “this renovation project is important to the neighborhood, the users of the library and the community. On behalf of the entire City Government, we appreciate generosity of Mrs. Jones and the Everett Co-Operative Bank.  This initial investment will hopefully encourage others to help restore and upgrade one of our city’s finest resources.”

The City has received a provisional grant of $2.23 million from the State towards the renovation which is projected at a cost of $4 million.   The Building Commission also expects the Shute Library design by Johnson Roberts Associates to earn a green building incentive of $100,000.   The difference of $1.66 million is the local match.

The Shute Library Capital Campaign Committee is working to raise private funds and applying to foundations to make the project feasible.  The Committee, headed by Chairwoman, Stacy DeMaria, is pleased to report additional prior donations of $13,500 from the Phineas and Mary Tobe Fund, family of Margaret Mitton, Schnitzer Steel and the Friends of the Everett Libraries.

The campaign’s new website found at http://www.shutelibrarycapitalcampaign.org will keep you informed of the progress of the project and fundraising efforts.  It also offers an opportunity to donate with a credit card.    If you are interested in a memorial gift or naming opportunity, please contact Library Director Deborah Abraham at 617-394-2303.

Other ways to support this project is to participate in events sponsored by the Friends of the Everett Libraries, including the Book Sale and the Wine Tasting.   Mrs. Abraham commented “if many people donate as they are able, we will make our goal.”