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.