October was a month of transition – from the construction of the structure to working on the surfaces – paint, wood restoration, lighting and more. The “hardscape” – the cement walkways, planters and structures for the flagpole, bike rack and bookdrop – was substantially completed and made ready for plantings. Inside, rooms were painted and the restoration of the wood began to reveal the beautiful architecture of the historic part of the building. It’s not quite all together — can’t wait until November!
Concrete pours completed the “hardscape” in front of the library.
A nice even sidewalk now borders the Gledhill side of the new addition.
A new home for the flag was installed at the corner of Broadway and Gledhill.
Just imagine old glory flying against a blue sky atop this handsome flagpole.
Look up and you will see the top of the new elevator enclosed to look like a chimney.
Over on the other side of the building, cement is poured for the walkway to the meeting room.
This is a side view of the new entrance lobby.
The painting and woodworking crew got started on the wood trim.
Wood trim outlines the contours of the historic part of the Library.
This is some wainscoting. Who would have imagined that under all the years of wear and repeated coatings that such beautiful wood was under there?
Work on the gutters and the brickwork takes someone without a fear of heights.
Entrance to the new Meeting Room will one day welcome all to meetings and programs.