Everyday for the past several weeks, I've attempted to send out an Insider update. And, everyday for the past several weeks we've been on the move and it hasn't happened.
Today is the day, and there is SO much to tell you!
The flooring is complete. Administration, Circulation and the Teen Zone are moved home and back to full functionality.
Bringing up the tail end of renovations are several painting touch-ups and remaining electrical projects. We will be adding additional lighting on the top floor. Additionally, we will continue to retro-fit the pendant lighting throughout the building.
All of the shelving units have been moved and are in their final configurations. However, the books need a little bit of shifting so that they fit on the new shelving configuration evenly. Over the next several weeks we will be shifting Non-Fiction (just the end), Fiction, Sci-Fiction and Graphic Novels (both teen and adult). If you're looking for the graphic novel collection, ask for help at the circulation desk! This collection is in a tricky temporary location.
The final BIG piece of this project is elevator modernization. In order to ensure our elevator is good for years to come we are replacing everything but the cab! In elevator language this is called an elevator modernization.
This project will take our elevator out of commission for at least two weeks. We are waiting to get a final timeline, but it looks like this work will begin in early March. During this time we will not have elevator access. Dates will be announced as soon as we have them.
We know that our building is not accessible without the elevator. During the down time, we will be partnering with the Marquette Senior Center to provide off site material pickup. More details will be released soon.
When will all of the renovations be done? The majority of this project will be done
by the end of March. There are a few small pieces waiting for the warmer weather of summer.
Just like spring, the project end is around the corner!