Friday, March 10, 2017

Little Falls, ... and the work continues.

In our last blog post to you, dated March 6, 2017, we mentioned that we are almost back on track and are working diligently towards the completion of the work and the much-awaited reopening of the library.

We are indeed happy to share with you some communication which the Public Libraries received from Mr. David Dise, Director of General Services, Montgomery County Government. Director Dise’s communication states:
Repairs of flood damage due to a water main break are complete. The contractor performing the library refresh resumed work on February 27th. Reconstructing work performed before the damage and finishing the remaining work will take an estimated six weeks.  At the same time, mechanical and electrical contractors will repair/replace equipment severely damaged by the flooding. Library staff will return in April 2017 to ready the library for reopening.  The projected reopening of the Little Falls Library is in May 2017.  The County apologizes for the inconvenience and will reopen the library as soon as possible.

The trench that was excavated along the eastern side of the building to access the 4 inch water pipe for replacement, is being refilled.
trench in dirt

Within the building, specifically on the lower level, flood damaged walls have been removed, replaced, and repainted.
wall with lower half painted and top half showing mural

The meeting room on the lower level, which serves as the place to meet for the community and as our central location for all of the library's program activities, has been painted, and the floor is presently being covered with an attractive mix of floor tiling. Expect more in a future blog about the meeting room space.
floor covered in orange tile

floor with tiling laid out

On the upper level the laying of the carpet is almost complete, with the crew working on the area in which both the information and circulation desks will be located.
portion of floor with outer part carpeted and inner part with green subflooring

As to program events from the Little Falls Library, even though we are closed, please remember that the Little Falls Literary Salon will meet at the Chevy Chase branch on Wednesday, March 15, 11:00 am–12:30 pm to discuss the book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz. This will be the Literary Salon’s first Adult Book Discussion for the Spring session for 2017. Copies may still be available for borrowing at the Chevy Chase branch.

Check back soon for more news about the refresh activity.

Ken Lewis
Little Falls Library

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