As indicated in the last post, much work has been done to refurbish the exterior building, parking lot and grounds. Cracked concrete has been replaced, new parking space lines have been painted, and repairs have been made to the outside of the building and to the stonework in the entrance columns.
|Work being done on the exterior of the Quince Orchard Library|
The new book drop for the branch has arrived and is awaiting installation by the construction contractor.
|Boxed Kingsley book drop has arrived|
|New Circulation Desk has been installed|
|New Information Desk has been installed|
Height-adjustable furniture to support the branch's two self-charge machines arrived and has been installed. This should allow for much more flexible use of the self-charge machines, no matter the height of the individual.
|Height-adjustable Self-Charge Machine tables|
|Discovery Room door to be replaced|
The branch large meeting room has been enhanced with a motorized room divider. The room divider has been installed and will enable staff to subdivide the large meeting room so that two smaller groups can use the space. One of its safety features is that it will require two people, one on either side of it, to operate the switches, providing visibility on both sides..
|Meeting Room Divider in its housing|
|Meeting Room Divider partially opened|
The motorized shades arrived and have been installed in the large meeting room and in the lounge area at the front of the building. The electronic feature will permit staff to raise and lower the shades depending on lighting conditions.
|New Motorized Shades in the lounge area|
All of the fluorescent light in the building will be replaced by LED lighting. This will produce more cost efficient light that will be brighter and more effective in the reading, book stack and work areas.
|Old fluorescent lighting on the left, new LED lighting on the right|
Another great addition, near the front entrance, is the colorful and cheerful "BOOKS" bike rack, which replaces our previous "wave" bike rack.
|New bike rack for customers|
As you can see, there is much to be excited about as we approach the reopening of the Quince Orchard Library, refreshed and raring to go!