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!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some of our friends recently took a break from our Thursday playgroup (co-sponsored by KVCAP) to monitor the excavation on the Library's front lawn.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The next time you drive south down Main Street, check out the exciting progress on the Library's new entrance on Appleton Street. If all goes well, in less than a year, library patrons and visitors will be accessing their favorite library services via this new beautiful ADA accessible entrance!
(We can't wait.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

While subcontractors are busy inside the Library working on the ground floor, there is a flurry of activity on the site of the future Appleton Street entrance. We are all grateful for the wonderful mild weather, which will be perfect for drying concrete! Today, work commenced on the pouring of the slab foundation for the new entrance. It's so exciting to see this happening!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Modern Art?

Dave and Scott from ATA Piping have been busy for the past week removing all of the piping from the Library's former steam heating system. The resulting pile of piping and metal in many ways looks more like an art installation than future recycling. Many of the pipes are original to the 1905 Carnegie building!