Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Today they broke through the roof of the Carnegie building to connect it to the new addition!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Library has been noisy with exciting sounds of construction!
The photo on the left shows the interior of the new addition, if you are standing at what will be the front door. The elevator shaft is on the left-hand side of the photograph. The right-hand photograph was taken while standing just beyond the elevator shaft looking back at the new entrance.

The roofers have been working today preparing the stacks roof (on the existing building) to be joined to the new addition. With this splendid early spring weather, the Blane Casey crew expects to break through the stacks roof tomorrow to start connecting the new addition to our Carnegie structure!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The new Appleton Street entrance will be constructed from insulated concrete forms. These may look like Lego bricks, but they will give us an R-value of 22. The exterior of these walls will be covered with bricks to match the rest of the building. It's so exciting to see the walls grow taller!

Friday, December 4, 2009

The foundation under the grand granite steps on the Elm Street side of the building has slowly eroded over the past century. A great amount (and quality!) of work has been done to repair the foundation and stone work. Today, they started re-installing our granite steps!

We are grateful for the warm weather!

This unseasonably warm weather has been wonderful for building a library! It has allowed for great progress to be made on our project.

The photo on the left shows the tubing for the new radiant heating that will be in the Appleton Street entrance. (We'll be glad for cozy feet and a warm library next winter!) This morning was a perfect day for pouring concrete. You can see that work started early this morning with the sun rising slowly over Main Street.

Friday, November 20, 2009

This is NOT a submarine!

As part of the Library's new energy efficient heating system, a propane boiler will be installed to supplement the Daikon heat units on the coldest of cold days. This week, they installed the new 1,000 gallon underground propane tank.

In all kinds of weather....

We at the Library are impressed by the intrepid nature of the Blane Casey crew! Today's blinding rain didn't hold them back, as they pluckily poured concrete in the frame of the new elevator shaft.

On the other side of the building, Len Poulin's crew also deserve kudos for working in extreme weather. They have been working to restore the Library's front lawn (which is grass-less until spring!) after the installation of new drainage and the underground propane tank. The flurry of activity, along with the very interesting machinery (big and small), has been so exciting!